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National Service: A Third Alternative?


by Morris Janowitz 1971

This article asks: Is there a possibility of a third alternative between national service and the all-volunteer armed force, which would be a mixed system of voluntary national and community service designed to maximize the number of "true volunteers" for both military and civilian service? For such a system additional and selected monetary incentives would be used for those military categories in immediate deficient supply. A mixed system would maintain the machinery of selective service to deal with strategic deficiencies, should they arise.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 1, 1971, p. 13-26
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1595, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 7:52:48 PM

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  • Morris Janowitz

    Morris Janowitz, who last appeared in our December 1970 issue, is the author of, among other works, The Professional Soldier: A Social and Political Portrait and Institution Building in Urban America.
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