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The Draft (2015)

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TV Movie | 55 min | Documentary, History

Historians, veterans, politicians, and anti-war leaders discuss the history of the military draft in the United States through the Vietnam War, and examine the consequences of its replacement with an all-volunteer professional force ...See moreHistorians, veterans, politicians, and anti-war leaders discuss the history of the military draft in the United States through the Vietnam War, and examine the consequences of its replacement with an all-volunteer professional force currently comprising less than one-half of one percent of the population. Written by yortsnave See less
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Don Campbell (as Donald Campbell) | Aaron Matthews
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Apr 27, 2015 (United States)

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Campbell Scott
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Muhammad Ali
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Andrew Bacevich
Himself - Historian, Boston University (as Col. Andrew Bacevich PhD) Himself - Historian, Boston University (as Col. Andrew Bacevich PhD)   See fewer
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Charles A. Beckwith
Himself (archive footage) (as Maj. Charles A. Beckwith) Himself (archive footage) (as Maj. Charles A. Beckwith)   See fewer
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Julian Bond
Himself - Co-Founder, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Himself - Co-Founder, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee   See fewer
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Stokely Carmichael
Himself - Co-Founder, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (archive footage) Himself - Co-Founder, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tom Cornell
Himself - Draft Resistance Leader Himself - Draft Resistance Leader   See fewer
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Gregory Daddis
Himself - Professor of History, U.S. Military Academy at West Point (as Col. Gregory Daddis) Himself - Professor of History, U.S. Military Academy at West Point (as Col. Gregory Daddis)   See fewer
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Kevin Farrell
Himself - Fomer Chief of Military History, U.S. Military Academy (as Col. Kevin Farrell PhD) Himself - Fomer Chief of Military History, U.S. Military Academy (as Col. Kevin Farrell PhD)   See fewer
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Tom Hayden
Himself - President, Students for a Democratic Society Himself - President, Students for a Democratic Society   See fewer
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Lyndon Baines Johnson
Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon Johnson) Himself (archive footage) (as Lyndon Johnson)   See fewer
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Hari Jones
Himself - Curator, African American Civil War Museum Himself - Curator, African American Civil War Museum   See fewer
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James Lafferty
Himself - Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild Himself - Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild   See fewer
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Meredith H. Lair
Herself - Historian, George Mason University (as Meredith H. Lair PhD) Herself - Historian, George Mason University (as Meredith H. Lair PhD)   See fewer
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David McReynolds
Himself - Draft Resistance Leader Himself - Draft Resistance Leader   See fewer
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Jennifer Mittelstadt
Herself - Historian, Rutgers University (as Jennifer Mittelstadt PhD) Herself - Historian, Rutgers University (as Jennifer Mittelstadt PhD)   See fewer
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Seth Moulton
Himself - (D) Massachusetts (as Rep. Seth Moulton) Himself - (D) Massachusetts (as Rep. Seth Moulton)   See fewer
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Richard Nixon
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Eleanor Holmes Norton
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Dan Rather
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Domenic Romano
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Donald Rumsfeld
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Tony Velez
Himself - Vietnam Veteran Himself - Vietnam Veteran   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 19 votes