Senator Barack Obama on Military Recruiting
Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama (IL) says this about National Service on his website:
Strengthen the Military: Our country's greatest military asset is the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States. Barack Obama will work to solve the military's recruitment and retention crisis by asking Americans to serve in the military, increasing the size of the Army by 65,000 troops and the Marines by 27,000 troops, and properly training and equipping our troops to face the battles of the 21st Century. [ . . . ]
That says it all. We welcome submissions from all candidates on how they plan to address our military recruiting crisis. In fact, there's nothing preventing any candidate, including Senator Obama, from asking Americans to serve in our military right now.