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Letter: Reinstating draft might halt calls to put boots on ground

Reinstating draft might halt calls to put boots on ground

With many of the Republican presidential candidates and seemingly a considerable number of Republican voters wanting to put boots on the ground to fight ISIS, I want to suggest we reinstate the draft. Let the sons and daughters of both the hawks and the doves involuntarily put on their boots. With the gruesome knowledge of what could happen to our troops, I suspect there would not be this eagerness to face ISIS on a battlefield.

I am with President Obama’s “slow and steady wins the race” approach, with nearly zero U.S. casualties.

Marguerite Battaglia

Buffalo