Should we have mandatory military service?

If we made “America From Scratch” today, would we have a national conscription?

The U.S. has a long history of warfare—but, over time, our country’s population with military experience has dwindled. More than 60 other countries require their adult citizens to serve. If the U.S. were to start over today, would we make it a requirement? Host Toussaint Morrison explores the different ways young adults in the U.S. could serve their country if service became mandatory.

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