In an earlier post, Join Now and Avoid the Draft, I described reports of ominous threats from Army recruiters that if they don't get enough volunteers, they'll have to reintroduce the draft. This appears to be happening.
And Republican Senator Chuck Hagel did make a lot of noise about bringing back the draft--but he made it more than a year ago. The way I wrote Join Now, it appears that he made his remarks on the subject last week.
That was extraordinarily careless of me. Yes, the possibility of a draft is a real and serious issue, but by shifting the time frame of Senator Hagel's remarks, I made the possibility seem more immediate than it actually is.
The Pen and Sword site is opinion-editorial, not "news;" one designed to persuade (and hopefully entertain) rather than inform. Nonetheless, I have an obligation to base my arguments on reasonably verifiable facts presented in a reasonably accurate manner.
With Join Now and Avoid the Draft, I failed to meet that obligation.
Please accept my apologies. I've removed the post from the site, and will replace it with a more accurate commentary at a later date.