Do you think we will ever have another U.S. Draft in the Military?
Probably not. Very few people are in favor of forcing anyone to join the military. In fact these days the military isn't so desperate that they'll take anybody.They've been known to kick people out for numerous reasons.
Lastly the more technology we have regarding drones and other ways of attacking enemies the fewer boots on the ground are required.
There were (58,220) U.S. military fatal casualties in Vietnam War.
When you contrast that with 4,486 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq and 2,345 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan over the course of 12 years. You see the way we approach or fight wars has changed.
By some estimates over half a million Iraqis died from 2003 to 2011.
You talk of death rates, but there were 65,000 US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. These include missing limps, severe burns and spinal cord injuries. They can't fight anymore. There are another 50,000 or so non-combat related injuries.
No. The government is run by "chicken hawks" and the American people are one of the most cowardly societies in the world. Americans are cheerleaders who like to say "go get 'em!" and put patriotic bumperstickers on their cars. But they will leave the actual fighting up to the 0.2% among them willing to do it. And 1/3 of the American people over the age of 20 are obese; not overweight--OBESE! That means well over half the nation is merely overweight. Oh, and most Americans are stupid too.
So even if the government conscripted the American people to fight these wars that it keeps saying are so important, the American people will panic, kick and scream to avoid having to serve in a war that they probably otherwise support. And those who don't kick and scream will probably be too fat to fit into the body armor or run two miles. So it would be best to leave our warfighting to foreigners and remote-controedl airplanes.
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