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Sen J. William Fulbright
Pentagon Propaganda Machine, p144
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The apparent broad acceptance of the "volunteer army" [is] a concept completely at variance with our historic development. Up to now, a blessing of our system has been that those who go into the military service, whether by enlistment or through the draft, could hardly wait to get out. But today, because of the exigencies of the times, there is a chance that we may turn our back on this fundamental principle: a large, standing professional army has no place in this Republic.