Don't know if I agree with <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/12/29/mandatory.military/index.html" target="blank">this</a> or not. I like the professionalism associated with an "all volunteer" force. I had the opportunity to work with a few German "conscripts" back in the 80's. There was a huge difference in attitude between the draftees and the volunteers. Although I do like the idea of manadtory service on the surface, I think I'd rather stick with the all volunteer concept. We get a much better, professional individual out of the deal who knows exactly how to get the job done.