National Business Corps to the Rescue – FP, 23.11.20
In the United Kingdom, an obscure partnership between business leaders and the military pulled the country back from the brink. The United States and other countries should replicate the model now. By Elisabeth Braw
- A program inspired by the Staff Corps and war placement could be done on a voluntary basis. Governments in NATO member states and partner nations should invite key businesses to join their national industry corps, where participants would pool experts for use during nationwide crises. Participating businesses would benefit though access to mutual assistance during crisis, and so would the country. Governments could further encourage participation by offering specialized crisis training to participating companies’ staff. And governments would, of course, need to define what constitutes a crisis.
America Needs a National Service Draft Now to Fight the Coronavirus – FP, 7.04
Nations have always mobilized young people when facing existential crises like war. The case for national service has never been clearer. By Charli Carpenter