We appear to be moving ever closer toward a world war against the Islamic State.
No sane person welcomes war. Yet Mr.
1. The burden of fighting the war must be widely shared among Americans.
America's current "all-volunteer" army is comprised largely of lower-income men and women for whom army pay is the best option.
"We're staring at the painful story of young people with fewer options bearing the greatest burden," Greg Speeter, executive director of the National Priorities Project, told the Washington Post. A study by Mr. Speeter's organization found low- and middle-income families supply far more Army recruits than...