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volunteer army

noun
1.
a military force composed entirely of enlistees.
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  • Its volunteer army is indeed stretched: it could not fight another small war of choice.
  • It was that the all-volunteer army would, in the long run, be bad for the military and bad for the country.
  • We live with the luxury of a volunteer army and the toll of increasing tuition costs.
  • During this time, recruiting support became a priority as the all-volunteer army came into existence.
  • And a volunteer army is absolutely essential to our national defense.

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