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13. 3. For a brief overview of the World War I draft, see Russell Weigley, History of the United States Army (New York: Macmillan, 1967), pp. 356-58. 4. The organization referred to is the National Emergency Committee of the Military Training Corps Association. A comprehensive study of the World War II Selective Service System that includes an analysis of its origins is found in the Selective Service System's Special Monograph N o . 2 series, The Selective Service Act, Its Legislative History, Amendments, Appropriations, Cognates, and Prior Instruments of Security (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1954).
Bachman, John D . Blair, and David R. : Univ. of Michigan Press, 1977), especially chap. 7; Morris Janowitz and Charles C. , "Five Years of the AllVolunteer Force: 1973-1978," Armed Forces and Society, 5 (February 1979), 171-218; and William L. Hauser, "A Smaller Army? Adapting to the All-Volunteer Situation," Parameters, 9 (September 1979), 2-7. Chapter 3 Women, Combat, and the Draft: Placing Details in Context William J. Gregor After seven years of the all-volunteer armed forces and almost as many years of debate over the role of women in the military, one might properly ask why anyone would seek to add a single additional syllable to this deeply emotional, frequently acrimonious, discussion.
History does not offer solutions. But it does offer a past rich with experience in maintaining an all-volunteer force under a wide variety of conditions. Especially in the area of manpower procurement and retention, policymakers can ill assume that present problems are unique and that there are no useful ideas to be gained from past successes or failures. NOTES 1. This is the author's subjective conclusion based on impressions gained in discussions with students at the US Army Command and General Staff College and based on CGSC student réponses to statements concerning the validity of the volunteer-force concept.