Debating The Draft

Jun 13, 2017

One hundred years ago, President Wilson signed the Selective Service Act, as the nation joined World War One. Since then, the Act has been rewritten many times.  Today, we have a volunteer military but: all young men must still register.  We look at the history of conscription, and current debate over reviving the draft. 


  • Edward Miller - Associate professor of history at Dartmouth College.
  • Kurk Dorsey - Professor of history and program director for the history graduate program at UNH.