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(2,337 posts)
Wed Apr 27, 2016, 08:58 PM Apr 2016

House panel votes to make women register for the draft


The proposal passed the House Armed Services Committee without support from its sponsor, Iraq War veteran Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who introduced the measure as a way to force congressional conversation about the role of women in the military.
But several Republicans broke ranks with their committee counterparts to support the idea of drafting women for military service, until now a possibility solely reserved for men.
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House panel votes to make women register for the draft (Original Post) linuxman Apr 2016 OP
Good... Fresh_Start Apr 2016 #1
I'm of two minds on this. linuxman Apr 2016 #2
I understand your perspective Fresh_Start Apr 2016 #3
In WWII, 93% of our Army was draftees, all branches of the military drafted, even the Coast Guard. braddy Apr 2016 #4


(11,330 posts)
1. Good...
Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:00 PM
Apr 2016

Now I want them to add an additional rule that only parents can be drafted.

That is only after you have contributed your genes to the gene pool can you be drafted.
I believe that the idea of having parents instead of teenagers at risk might be shocking enough to cool down the blood lust.



(2,337 posts)
2. I'm of two minds on this.
Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:07 PM
Apr 2016

Selective service is a tool for a draft that may never come. If we need it again one day for some yet unknown reason, better to have the ability than not.

That said, I'd not be keen on serving with those who never wanted to be there. Those types make up too much of the volunteer military as is, and they are terrible for cohesion, effectiveness, and morale. I like our current volunteer system. Someone who is there because they want to be will usually be a better soldier than someone who would've rather stayed home

If we are going to maintain the selective service system, we should have it apply to both sexes, imo.


(11,330 posts)
3. I understand your perspective
Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:13 PM
Apr 2016

I think if it was a war that the country thought should be fought, people would volunteer.

If its a war that the country doesn't want to fight, volunteers would be in short number.
So I'm just suggesting additional shock value to consider whether or not a war is worth engaging.



(3,585 posts)
4. In WWII, 93% of our Army was draftees, all branches of the military drafted, even the Coast Guard.
Wed Apr 27, 2016, 09:47 PM
Apr 2016

I should add that Vietnam was fought overwhelmingly by volunteers.

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