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American Conscription Ends

American Armed Forces, insignias

On Jan. 27, 1973, President Richard Nixon’s Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird, announced an end to the military draft in favor of a system of voluntary enlistment. Since 1973, the United States armed forces have been known as the All-Volunteer Force.

The Selective Service System, the federal agency that would administer a military draft, continues to be funded. Furthermore, American males continue to be forced to register for the draft.

By: Redactor

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