(see also Militarism: US & Europe, Militarization of Foreign Policy, Military History, Life & Values & Conscientious Objection)
US Ex-Soldiers Dodge Call-Up. Reuters (9/29/04).
The Killing Game. Gary Webb, Sacramento News & Review (10/14/04). For young men, first-person shooters are the hottest computer games around. That's why the Army has spent $10 million making one of its own.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
"America's Army". Recruitment video game.
Committee Opposed to Militarism & the Draft. Opposes the institution of the military, its budget, its fraudulent recruitment practices, its effect on society, its role at home & abroad, & the racism, sexism & homophobia that inhere within it. Tracks legislation & carries out community education & direct action.
Draft & Military Alternatives (Resource Center for Nonviolence, Santa Cruz CA).
No Child Left Behind Act. Look for sections on military recruitment!
Pollitt, Katha. "Can you spell cannon fodder?" Nation (11/11/02):9.
Schaeffer-Duffy, Claire. "Feeding the military machine," National Catholic Reporter (3/28/03)14-16,
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bandow, Doug. Fighting the War Against Terrorism: Elite Forces, Yes; Conscripts, No (Washington: Cato Institute, 2002).
Cohen, Eliot A. Citizens & Soldiers: The Dilemmas of Military Service (Ithaca: Cornell, 1985).
Griffith, Robert K. Men Wanted for the US Army: America's Experience with an All-Volunteer Army Between the World Wars (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1982).
Lisowski, William. A Critical Look at Military Recruitment & Retention Policies (Santa Monica CA: Rand, 1985).
Marable, Manning. Blacks & the Draft: A History of Racism (Dayton OH: Black Research Associates, 1980).
National Research Council; Committee on the Youth Population & Military Recruitment. Attitudes, Aptitudes & Aspirations of American Youth: Implications for Military Recruiting (Washington: National Academy, 2003).
Pearlman, Michael. To Make Democracy Safe for America: Patricians & Preparedness in the Progressive Era (Urbana: U. of Illinois, 1984).
Scowcroft, Brent (ed.) Military Service in the US (Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall, 1982).
Segal, David R. Recruiting for Uncle Sam: Citizenship & Military Manpower Policy (Lawrence: U. of Kansas, 1989).
Zinsmeister, Paul. Military Manpower for Mobilization: The Draft, Registration & Selective Service (Washington: Congressional Research Service, 1980).