Col. William Astore (Ret.), author of the article “Who’s Military is it Anyway” at TomDispatch.com, discusses the distinction between an all-volunteer and an all-recruited military, the increasing similarities between the U.S. military and the French foreign legion, the misguided push to re-institute the draft as an antiwar measure and how the characterizations of military deployments as “long wars” become self-fulfilling prophesies.
MP3 here. (39:34)
William Astore is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and taught for six years at the Air Force Academy. He currently teaches at the Pennsylvania College of Technology and is the co-author of Hindenburg: Icon of German Militarism.