Friday, July 16, 2004

Young people fear prospect of military draft

Nick Leonhardt
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN
(Nick Leonhardt will be a senior in September at Loyola Blakefield High School in Towson, Md. He wrote this for the Baltimore Sun.)
Youths who prefer Old Navy to the U.S. Navy may find themselves in uniform soon. Without waiting for congressional approval, the Pentagon has effectively ended the all-volunteer Army by blocking the retirement requests of 40,000 soldiers in what are called stop-loss orders.


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