SJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 712 times:
Whats this rule about only son can't be drafted to front line??
Anyway though I will turn 18 next year, I'm really not concerned about the draft. In the United States, our military power is at an acceptable level at the moment, and there are plenty of new recruits following the cowardly September 11 attacks.
If I'm called up I'll go though. No reason someone else should die for me.
Here is a link to the Selective Service... it should give you all the info you need about the draft. Though I would highly doubt that they would ever reinstate the draft. Conscription is always highly unpopular and would doom any President with the bad luck to have to use it. But the website has lots of good and useful information that any young man should know.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2424 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 686 times:
If you are between the age of 18 and 37 you are eligible. I myself will never be drafted. I will join before I get drafted. I have been offered a job as a Huey pilot for the WV NG when i turn 18. this was offered to me by a major in the guard. If i do not get accepted to any of teh academy's I will take this offer and serve with pride.
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 620 times:
I don't think they will go back to a draft. Eventually, a draft may be used for domestic, or homeland defense,
if too many reservists are called up to active duty in
the Middle East. Honestly, I think if a draft is ever re
instated (in my mind, it won't) homeland defense is
the best place for it. War is too sophisticated today
and there are too many training issues. You can't
send an 18 year old or a 43 year old for that matter
into combat at the snap of a finger.