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Is it time that the United States reinstituted a military draft?


Is it fair for the men and women who enlist in the military to be subjected to combat tours again and again, to be deployed abroad so often? If we had a draft today, would it have to include women? Should deferments for college or anything else be allowed? Should some other form of National Service be an option? I doubt if any of the above will happen. I was drafted and did not like the Army, but was not deployed abroad. I can't help thinking about the high rate of suicides in our armed forces, and it seems that multiple deployments to combat zones play a big part in that. Any thoughts?

 
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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Your feelings are as mixed as my own. Thanks for answering.

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Good question. We have these cycles, it seems, of wars and other military adventures and I hate to think of reservists being called up again for more deployments. I really hope the question is moot, and we can stay out of armed conflict a long time.

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    True. If the sons and daughters of more affluent citizens had been sent into Iraq, that war would not have lasted so long. I am not in favor of a draft, it is the lack of jobs for lower income people that feeds the military, as you say.


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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Discipline might be aproblem for that kind of recrruit, but it would help them if they lived through it.

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    ptosis 4 years ago

    Also all the debris was shipped to China instead of shifted through for years by the FAA as in all other plane crashes.

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    Jim Higgins (xstatic) 4 years ago

    Amd I hope it stays that way, but we have had many undeclared wars, more than those declared in the twentieth century. I am not advocating a draft. The question occurred to me after reading about high suicide rates among our troops.


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