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    Do you think we will ever have a draft agian I dont think so I think those days are long over with.

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    I doubt we will ever have a draft unless we go to war with a country some-what near us in technology.
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    • #3
      It is very unlikely there will be a draft anytime soon in the US. First of all, the selective service bureau is defunct. We have registration now, but that doesn't really do anything.
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      • #4
        I can only pray not. The last of the draftees were on their way out when I was in the Marines. Thankfully they took all their **** with them and didn't come back.

        Now if some kind of alternative federal service like the old CCC was brought back (para-military engineer and construction units) that could be a good thing.

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        • #5
          Don't believe we ever had draft in Canada??
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dannybou
            Don't believe we ever had draft in Canada??
            Well, it was a political impossibility in WW2, given King's promise to Quebec not to impose conscription.

            All service in Europe was voluntary, IIRC. This caused a real problem after D-Day due to a real lack of replacements. Some units were even cannibalized to provide reinforcements. All this while 70,000 trained servicemen sat at home.

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            • #7
              Re: Draft

              Originally posted by foster
              Do you think we will ever have a draft agian I dont think so I think those days are long over with.
              There is always a possibility - several times during the 1980's this was seriously considered and again a handful of times during the 1990s. Should the War on Terrorism seriously escalate, in the (unlikely) event we or the DPRK start a ground war on the Korean Peninsula, or should we get involved in a major conflict elsewhere, this prospect will again receive serious consideration. So long as Selective Service registration is continued, a draft could be started in very short order.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by DingBat
                Well, it was a political impossibility in WW2, given King's promise to Quebec not to impose conscription.

                All service in Europe was voluntary, IIRC. This caused a real problem after D-Day due to a real lack of replacements. Some units were even cannibalized to provide reinforcements. All this while 70,000 trained servicemen sat at home.
                A little clarification is in order.

                Conscription WAS carried out in WW II; but only for the "defence of Canada". All service overseas was indeed voluntary.
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                • #9
                  I pray that the U.S. will never see another draft, but if it does, I will answer the call (assuming I get the dreaded letter)

                  Now.....what GOOD a tall, overweight nerd would do the Army? Who knows.....I think I can run a mile in just under 10 minutes!
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                  • #10
                    Actually I believe that all males between the ages of 16 and 65
                    are liable for service in the Continental Army. That particular law has never been recinded.

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                    • #11
                      Now.....what GOOD a tall, overweight nerd would do the Army? Who knows.....I think I can run a mile in just under 10 minutes!
                      I was in a training unit for two years...believe me,there's worse out there.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SGT Long
                        I was in a training unit for two years...believe me,there's worse out there.

                        How about running a mile in less than a week?


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tigersqn
                          A little clarification is in order.

                          Conscription WAS carried out in WW II; but only for the "defence of Canada". All service overseas was indeed voluntary.
                          Yes, we did that in both world wars I beleive. Both times the French Canadians rioted over it! Didn't want to fight for England.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Napoleon
                            Yes, we did that in both world wars I beleive. Both times the French Canadians rioted over it! Didn't want to fight for England.
                            French Canadian from Quebec I assume. How embarrassing!! There were a few Regiments raised in the Province of Quebec, all volunteer.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dannybou
                              French Canadian from Quebec I assume. How embarrassing!! There were a few Regiments raised in the Province of Quebec, all volunteer.
                              Van Doos. Certainly there were many volunteers from Quebec.

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