Meh, they can lead the masses into believing a war is just... quite as easy as they might conscript them. Also, if recruitment is down they can always crash the economy to generate recruits.
Ignorance, the precondition of knowledge. Not frequently mistaken for innocence, which is the real shame. Ignorance is the chaos from which knowledge can grow, but never organize. The untilled soil of a receiving mind. Of Ignorance, I plead ignorance.