Intriguing numbers on conscientious objectors

The GAO reports only 425 applications for conscientious objector status from 2002-2006, compared with 2.3 million servicemembers (including Reserves).  Just over half were approved.  Read more here.

Hat Tip, Zubin Jelveh, who also notes:

 For reference, the Vietnam war had about 200,000 such applications.

(Of course, Vietnam did have a draft.)


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