There have been significant variations in the demographic compositions and experience distribution of the armed forces. In light of social costs and burden distribution etc., the question about reasonable conscripted term of military service in the draft has been a serious issue and been furiously debated.
This survey is an empirical study of the supply and demand for military manpower in the future and provides implications for reasonable conscripted term. But, this survey does not pay much attention to the military downsizing now underway and elsewhere. It is too early to tell what effects they will have on various measures of the effectiveness and how changed military organizational structures associated with future national security and military strategies might be modified to minimize their impact.