A proposal to reinstate the military draft is getting the thumbs down from the incoming Chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. West-central Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton says he’s opposed to the idea for a number of reasons, including the fact the all volunteer military works well because it is made up of bright, well trained, individuals who want to be a part of the armed forces. The proposal has been put forward by Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel of New York, who complains the current military makeup is not representative of the country as a whole. Skelton says that while it’s important to hear what Rangel has to say, reinstating the draft is not something that should be considered. Skelton doubts the idea will even get a vote in Congress.
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