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Bring back the Draft? There are always many debates surrounding a war. One of the lesser heard debates over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is whether the Congress and the President should reinstate the draft. Currently, America has an “all-volunteer military”. Our regular duty military, National Guard, and Reserves are deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as in many other places in the world. In order to return to a drafted military, Congress would have to pass a bill (by majority vote in both the U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate) and the President would have to sign that bill into law At this time, federal law requires that most males must register with the Selective Service System at age 18. Copy and paste the following link to read about the Selective Service System: http://www.army.com/enlist/sss.html The last time a drafted army went to war was during the Vietnam War (1960s- 1970s). Copy and paste the following link to read about the draft during Vietnam. This is the official link for the Selective Service System; you might want to cruise this link for more information. It’s pretty interesting: http://www.sss.gov/lotter1.htm Over the past eight years, one action taken by the government to ensure that there were enough troops for deployment in Iraq has been the use of “stop-loss policy”. Read U.S. Representative Woolsey’s (D-CA) comments on the House floor, June 17, 2008, about this policy. This speech was taken from www.govtrack.us , a civic project to track Congress: “Chair: Under a previous order of the House, the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Woolsey) is recognized for 5 minutes. Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D-CA]
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