WASHINGTON, D.C. (LNS)—In spite of government repression, draft resistance continues to increase. There are nearly twice as many draft cases in Federal courts as there were a year ago.

If the same rate of prosecuting holds true for the next few months, Selective Service cases will probably be the third greatest producer of criminal court business.

The government does not know what line to take on the increasing number of draft resisters.

Authorities admit that neither tactics like the bombing halt nor hard-line measures like the prosecution of prominent resisters seem to have any effect in discouraging young men from resisting induction.


See Fifth Estate’s Vietnam Resource Page.