US Rep. Rangel and many other Democrats have urged resumption of the draft in the US (it's been an all-volunteer army for a couple of decades). His argument is that when only the poor and those without protektsia serve, the gov't is freer to indulge in adventures like Iraq. Though not everyone may be fit to be a commando, it's improbable that there's not a niche--cook, quartermaster, journalist--that would fit the differently-abled.
Bin Laden's family killed in private plane crash in England, officials say (AP)
from the article: Half the people are enough