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I absolutely and wholeheartedly agree with Stewart Owen that we should "Bring back the draft" (Forum, Nov. 25).
It is shameful that the volunteer military has to endure five and six tours of duty.
If the draft had not been dissolved after the Vietnam War, we might not have the proliferation of gangs and school dropouts.
The "now generation" has little respect for this country and our flag; it all has to do with self-gratification.
It's a scary thought what this nation will become with these soon-to-be adults.