In This Review

Military Service in the United States
Military Service in the United States
Edited by Gen. Brent Scowcroft
Prentice-Hall (for the American Assembly, Columbia University), 1982, 226 pp.

A collection of papers prepared for an American Assembly on the future of the all-volunteer force and the alternatives. The quality of the contributions is high, making this probably the best and most current discussion available of this subject. Interestingly, at the conference (held in September 1981), a substantial majority of a highly experienced group wound up agreeing that a return to compulsory service was neither necessary nor desirable in order to correct deficiencies in the all-volunteer force.