Unlike Americans, a majority of Swedes back their current system of mandatory military service. About 63% of the nation wants to keep having young men drafted into service and surprisingly, about 74% of young men are supporters of the draft system. Most Swedish military officials do no believe it is possible to obtain sufficient volunteers which makes a draft process the only way to maintain an effective armed force. The military argues it is a cost-efficient system since there is no need to offer hight bonus payments or incentives to get new recruits.
The United States relies on a volunteer army which means people can support military ventures such as the idiotic invasion of Iraq because their sons and daughters are not subject to death. What if all young men had to serve, would there be as much enthusiasm for invading nations when it is your own flesh and blood who might die?