Accession Number : ADA295848

Title :   Is National Service Feasible?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Moran, Geoffrey H.

PDF Url : ADA295848

Report Date : 07 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The concept of service to one's country has been part of American history since the first colonists, but mainly it has been understood in terms of serving in the nation's armed forces. This paper analyzes the feasibility of national service in a variety of forms to meet the foreign and domestic national security needs of the United States. After a survey of the history of national service in America, the ends, ways and means model of national strategy formulation is used to consider various types of national service programs. The study concludes that not only does national service provide cost effective ways of addressing pressing domestic and foreign national security threats, it strengthens the basic values civic duty and patriotic service.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *STRATEGY, NATIONS, UNITED STATES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, FORMULATIONS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HISTORY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE