Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Draft talk heating up again

That’s according to Robert Brown in the British magazine The First Post.

The story is two weeks old, but I just saw it.

He says:

The US is considering introducing a limited military draft if it is to keep its present force levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pentagon advisers have warned British colleagues. Next month, US forces in Iraq will peak at around 170,000, and GIs in the new units are being told they could be on operations for at least 15 months.

I don’t know who Fox’s British sources are, or what connections they have in the Pentagon, but this doesn’t seem totally fly-by-night.

Cross-posted at Socratic Gadfly.