Argument: Military service turns youth into adults
- Debate: Mandatory military service - pro argument.
Ari Bussel. "Mandatory military service works in Israel." News Blaze. November 26, 2009: "b) The IDF is a singular pivotal point in a young person's life. Mandatory military service in the IDF creates a thinking, responsible citizen who has paid dues to society and is ready to assume a different role as an adult. In the United States, a youngster attends four years of college following high school graduation. Compare the person with a Bachelor's degree with the person who finished military service, and you will find the latter more reliable, more responsible, with more practical abilities to face life."