How others serve: The case for national service. This brief article explains how the the national service programs of other countries are constructed.
American Service: New National Service for the United States. This Master’s thesis generally argues in favor of a mandatory national service program, but it is also useful for a general introduction to the debate.
10 meaningful pros and cons of mandatory military service. This article identifies 10 quick pros and cons on each side of the mandatory conscription/draft debate.
What if we reinstated the draft? This articles discusses the pros and cons of the draft, but generally concludes against it because it is not needed and because it would hurt the economy.
Can compulsory military service increase wages? Although this paper does not conclude for or against the draft, it does argue that draftees who have low education levels will see a marginal increase in wages if they are conscripted into the military.