Here is the problem with conscripted service. Those who are forced to serve against their will will compromise the effectiveness of our military. In the service, as I'm sure you realize, we depend upon the entirety of those serving, down to the man and woman, to fulfill their job duties to the utmost of their ability. It's even more important now in our downsized, technology heavy military. We don't just fill grunt platoons anymore. We are talking joint operations/combined arms/land, air, sea, space battle doctrines. We need motivated, dedicated professionals. Not people who are mandated to show up whether they want to be there or not. Those folks are quite likely to perform well below their potential simply because their mentality will be adversely affected by their forced servitude.
I very much appreciate your position on this, and I've thought over the idea of the draft and conscription quite a bit. I've studied it quite a bit and simply can't find any redeeming factors in it. At least in what has been presented.