Do you think we will see the draft come back?

United States
February 9, 2007 7:42am CST
With so many of our military men and women being sent to war, along with our need to be in other places of the world serving overseas... do you think we will see the draft come back? I've sometimes wondered if it will come to that, simply out of need. What do you think?
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I think if thing keep going on the way they are, tre is a good chance. With all the natural disasters and places we are fighting, I do believe that there could come a time when it is needed. That is a sad thought.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I sort of think so too, simply because our military is already being stretched so thin. As you say, normally we have a large National Guard to serve inside the country to help in natural disasters and such. Now, so many of them are shipped overseas that we have so few left here to support the country in other means. To me, it's a scary thing but perhaps needed if we cannot find enough men and women to cover our bases. Personally, I hope to see the war end quickly and get our troops back safe.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I don't think it will I know from my husband who works with personnel he says that they haven't even been deploying all the researves that they have and it is strickly by volunteer if someone on the researve unit wants to depoly at all. If they were going to start the draft they would be forcing the orders on them. Really there are so many people in the military that I don't see any need to do so and once bush is out of office I believe their will not be as many military men and woman being deployed continueing a war that is no longer necessary.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Well I guess that's a good sign that we have enough men and women to handle everything!
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@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
9 Feb 07
Anything is possible, I prefer to see the men and women who want to join our military and fight for our country, opposed to those that are forced and don't want to be there. :)
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I agree... my preference is definitely volunteer forces but I wonder how much longer we can accomodate that with the position we're in right now and how thin we seem to have our forces spread!
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
10 Feb 07
At some point I think that it may come back but am hoping there will not be a need for this to happen. But with Bush still president, it seems more likely to happen since he keeps sending people out to the Middle East. I really hope that it does not come back and that something will be done by the Democrats to prevent this from happening.
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I dont think there will be. We have alot of soldiers here still in the states. Yes they keep sending more off to Iraq, and other areas overseas. But we have the national guard, reserves, and several Armed forces still here in the states. I haven't heard if there has been a decrease in new enlistments. I would think so with the war and people being afraid to go. Good question.
• United States
9 Feb 07
Only if governments want to control our population growth.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
i don't think they will reinstate a draft. First, because there are so many reservists active and inactive and if anything they will be the ones to go before anyone else. I think we are in a different time and a draft won't even be considered. It's funny because when my brother graduated from high school he had to fill out paperwork on that. It's so stupid the Government shouldn't force people to do anything. Can u imagine if they did draft? How many people would flee..not because they are scared but because they simply don't want to go! Sending people overseas is pointless..I don't think any of us have a real clue of why the US is still in IRAQ and other countries....
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
17 Jul 07
In our lifetimes? Yes, most likely. And no..I don't buy the whole, "It could never happen becase when we last had it people hated it!"..but so much has already changed and happened in this beloved country of ours that we said, we promised ourselves or were promised that would never happen. But it did. Yeah, we have alot of inactive potential soldiers at home right now. But does it matter? If the government says suddenly, "We need more troops" or declares an emmergency which they think will exceed our army's limits, then nobody'll even argue with them..or if they do it'll be a small and short argument. And then..voila, game over. Draft reinstated. Heck, they used the same excuse for the Real ID act of 2005..and countless other bills which would NEVER have been passed unless people were told that it was undeniably necessary. Even if in truth it wasn't.
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I'm always having scary thoughts of this happening. It's a never ending battle with the war in Iraq. With our dear solgers dying right on the front line--The President will look to have a draft starting again. I hope this isn't the case---Lets hope and pray for peace and end all this war once and for all.
• China
3 Mar 07
National need is certainly must go
• Mexico
13 Feb 07
I am NOT an American and look at it from the real world. The USA should stop interfering with each and everybody and start first taking care of its own citizen and don't send them to die somewhere else for a cause they simply don't even understand. One CANNOT win a religious war even if you would draft everybody in the USA. Is that so difficult to understand???