I know Israel has some sort of requirement. I was wondering we in the military thought. It is my opinion, that a two year requirement would be beneficial on many fronts. I think the average citizen would pay more attention to the politics of our nation, and therefore be more educated on who they vote for. What are your thoughts?
Posted 8 y ago
A good intent. But generally a BAD idea. Not everyone is suited to the military. I've known a lot of great Americans who've never been in uniform. Yet they serve our nation and their communities in the ways they can do best. I'm all for some sort of national service requirement. But I think defining it as solely military service is a mistake. I also believe it's a bit egotistical for us as soldiers to view it that way. I share GEN McChrystal's opinion.
Why restrict it to *male* citizens?? If military service is going to be required, it should be required across the board.<br><br>But to answer the original question, public service, yes, mandatory military service, HELL NO! The military should be composed of those who want to be there. 'Draftees' in this day and age will have horrible attitudes.
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