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The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:44 am

If the government were to re-enact the draft, what are the draft laws? An army guy came to my high school to give out information about the military.
 
Matt D
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:56 am

Well, it's been some 27 or 28 years since we had the Draft in this country, so who knows what the procedure will be.

But if I recall correctly, any able bodied male within the ages of 18-43 can be drafted.

I believe they do it on a "lottery" type system based on either your SSN or Selective Service number.

Basically your number(s) are placed into a giant fish bowl, and picked at random.

I think the only exceptions to the draft are:

A: If you are an only child (or maybe it's if you are an only son, or both)
or
B: If you are married with children and are sole income provider for the household.

But again, I'm not 100% positive.
 
G Dubya
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:00 am

Want to avoid the draft?

Join the Texas ANG!!!  Big grin

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milldoh
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:03 am

I think in previous drafts (Vietnam being one) they chose by birthday and year, not individually.
 
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:07 am

I'm only 16 as well as being the only child!  Big thumbs up Sorry, I just don't wanna get my head blown off!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 7:58 am

Also if you are not a citizen you can not be drafted for the front line, which is also the rule for being the only son.
Iain
 
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 8:13 am

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.
 
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:01 am

http://www.sss.gov/

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.
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desertjets
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:04 am

As for being an only son... FORGET IT!

http://www.sss.gov/FSsurviv.htm
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The747Man
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:16 am

I'd be glad to go over there and take care of a few of those people.

Hell, give me automatic shotgun, plenty of ammo, lots of water, and a GPS and I will go personally hunt down bin Laden and blow his friggin head off.
 
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:11 pm

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.

ATCT
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 12:24 pm

43??? You mean, I'm still within draft age??!!  Big grin
 
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 2:55 pm

I refuse to go, fight and die for any country. Now flame me. Big grin
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 3:03 pm

Likewise ATCT, I would join way before a draft is introduced...I'd rather at least have some choice in my role.
 
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 3:06 pm

If your Grandpa is a powerful Senator and/or if your Papa is a Republican party chairman, then you don't have to go.
You can fly outdated aircraft or murder peace demonstrators at Universities.

The rich kids here in the forums can pick the Bush plan or the Quayle plan.

Scary, they may even become Presidents if there mommy & daddies want them to be.  Sad
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 3:23 pm

A flame on Superfly is a-comin'! Big grin
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 3:47 pm

As if I care! Big grin
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:05 pm

Superfly-Does that go for Clinton and Gore too?

It seems strange, Gore was the son of a senator and got an easy job in Vietnam, where as McCain was the son of an Admiral and had to spend his days in the "Hanoi Hilton".
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RE: The Draft

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:08 pm

Much respect goes to John McCain.  Smile
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RE: The Draft

Sat Oct 13, 2001 1:49 am

Thanks for the replies!  Smile  Big thumbs up
 
cba
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RE: The Draft

Sat Oct 13, 2001 5:04 pm

Ok, Gore was a journalist, but there is still danger in doing that. At least Clinton was studying and accomplishing something during the war, while GWB just partied around in the Texas ANG.
 
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RE: The Draft

Sun Oct 14, 2001 5:38 am

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.

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