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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-13 10:27 AM
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Reps DeFazio and Coffman trying to abolish selective service system.
Reps. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., say the Pentagon has no interest in returning to conscription due to the success of the all-volunteer force.

The Selective Service has a budget of $24 million and a full-time staff of 130. It maintains a database of about 17 million potential male draftees. In the event of a draft, the agency would mobilize as many as 11,000 volunteers to serve on local draft boards that would decide if exemptions or deferments to military service were warranted.

The Selective Service is an "inexpensive insurance policy," said Lawrence Romo, the agency's director. "We are the true backup for the true emergency."



Attempts to get rid of the agency have failed, DeFazio says, because too many of his colleagues on Capitol Hill worry that closing Selective Service down will make them look weak on national security.

"There is no one who wants this except 'chicken hawk' members of Congress," DeFazio says, using a term to describe a person who pushes for the use of military power but never served in the armed forces.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57571033/women-comp... /

I bolded two huge lies.

People being stop lossed five times is not an indication of the success of the all volunteer army.

The biggest and most consistent seeker of reinstating the draft is Rangel, who served in WWII and wants to reinstate the draft because he believes that poor people may be volunteering because see few to no other options for making money.


BTW, the beginning of this article is about the possiblity that women might have to register for the draft.

Is a staff of 130 really necessary?
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