Future of America's All-Volunteer Force
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Series/Report no.:Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Special Event
"The United States has maintained an All-Volunteer Force (AVF) for its armed services for nearly 41 years. However, changes in demographics, military costs, and the national security environment raise the issue of whether the AVF can adapt to and overcome its current challenges. The goal of this event is to create dialogue on the subject of AVF, a topic critical to our nation’s future. This panel will highlight key aspects of the current discussion about the United States’ All-Volunteer Force in the context of fairness, efficacy, and sustainability by addressing differing points of view regarding this topic. This event will feature speakers from The Ohio State University who specialize in topics of national security and the U.S. military. In the discussion, Col. Peter Mansoor will advocate for the retention of the current all-volunteer military force, John Mueller will propose reducing the Armed Forces, and Maj. Gen. Dennis Laich will propose an alternative to the AVF concept."
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