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Posted on May 17, 2021
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Honestly they should just scrap it. It doesn't provide any kind of service. But if they're going to keep it, make women register since there's no longer combat exclusion policy.
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SGM Erik Marquez
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SFC (Join to see) "Honestly they should just scrap it. It doesn't provide any kind of service."
Can you provide some context or expand on that statement, please?
As the Draft is especially FOR providing servicemembers to the nation when not enough volunteer. So the very design and intent of the Draft conflicts with your position stated unless there is more to your point.
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I agree with the last part of your comment. Yes women should now have to register just men do.
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SGM Erik Marquez - Technically we haven't had a draft since Vietnam.

From the above:

"In addition to including women, the commission recommended that policymakers take steps to make the military Selective Service fairer and more transparent so registrants understand their service obligations. Wada said the panel found that the largely automatic system of registration has led to some not knowing what it’s for. More than half of 16- to 24-year-olds surveyed by DOD in 2019 weren’t aware the military Selective Service is to draft forces during a national crisis, the commission found."

Most people don't even know it exists.

"Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Reps. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill., introduced bills (S. 1139/H.R. 2509) last month to phase out the Office of Selective Service Records, saying it requires $25 million annually to ready the nation for a draft that hasn’t occurred in almost 50 years.

If we get to the point we have a war that an all volunteer force can't sustain fighting- we're probably screwed. It's likely then nearing the end of this experiment and it's everyone for themselves.
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Thanks for the informative share
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If Iraq didn’t cause a need to utilize the draft, I don’t see us needing the draft again. Just my opinion.

If we are going to keep it though, the draft should involve both men and women, but it should only be utilized in the event that we are directly being attacked. We don’t need to draft US citizens to fight other countries wars. Period.
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Are you under the belief there is little to no chance of a future war with a super power? Iraq would in no way compare with an all out war with China, Russia or both.
Were WW1 and WW2 other countries wars that we had no need to enter?
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I have no doubt the U.S. Government knows who is out there eligible for the draft without the selective service information. Yes Ladies should be included since they are no longer prohibited from combat duties.
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SGT Gary Tob
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Let Congress Declare War BEFORE we even think of any no win "conflicts".
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