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Old 08-12-2017, 05:48 AM
 
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Obviously after Vietnam the thought of drafting is hardly conceivable, but say the U.S military were to get bogged down in another Vietnam type scenario, worse than Iraq/Afghanistan even and they were to implement another large scale draft, albeit this time they draft thousands of men and women, would there be mass chaos? A civil war?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Obviously after Vietnam the thought of drafting is hardly conceivable, but say the U.S military were to get bogged down in another Vietnam type scenario, worse than Iraq/Afghanistan even and they were to implement another large scale draft, albeit this time they draft thousands of men and women, would there be mass chaos? A civil war?
This nation has a very conflicted attitude about what a citizen owes the country, and any discussion of even mandatory national service gets strong pushback. Unless there is a physical land assault, as Pearl Harbor was, there won’t be another draft.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I wouldn't be so sure.

The idiot in the White House is pushing for a second Korean War, or maybe World War III, while we're still tied up in the Middle East, and now he's talking about military intervention in Venezuela (wtf???). Fighting wars on three fronts would overtax the armed forces and create needs for many more troops. Assuming we don't all end up getting nuked, the younger generations should be worried.

Mandatory registration exists for a reason.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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I wouldn't be so sure.

The idiot in the White House is pushing for a second Korean War, or maybe World War III, while we're still tied up in the Middle East, and now he's talking about military intervention in Venezuela (wtf???). Fighting wars on three fronts would overtax the armed forces and create needs for many more troops. Assuming we don't all end up getting nuked, the younger generations should be worried.

Mandatory registration exists for a reason
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So does the impeachment process.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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This crisis is not going to be another Vietnam, if North Korea uses nuclear weapons against the US or her allies, it will be attacked in a similar fashion, causing mass destruction on a scale not seen since WW2.

I don't think anyone is interested in a long protracted war on the ground, leading to massive US and allied casualities and a draft (conscription) would be very unpopular.

If North Korea uses Nuclear Weapons then it will sadly reap what it sows many times over.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Please don't institute a draft, all we need is a bunch of privileged kids showing up at boot camp and complaining about not having Tiki torches and Khakis. The DI would lose his crap.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Obviously after Vietnam the thought of drafting is hardly conceivable, but say the U.S military were to get bogged down in another Vietnam type scenario, worse than Iraq/Afghanistan even and they were to implement another large scale draft, albeit this time they draft thousands of men and women, would there be mass chaos? A civil war?
Nope.

There'd be a slow build-up to a lot of protests.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: New England
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Just how bad would it get if there were a Draft today?
It would depend on the cause, President, economy and climate of voters at the time.
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I wouldn't be so sure.

The idiot in the White House is pushing for a second Korean War, or maybe World War III, while we're still tied up in the Middle East, and now he's talking about military intervention in Venezuela (wtf???). Fighting wars on three fronts would overtax the armed forces and create needs for many more troops. Assuming we don't all end up getting nuked, the younger generations should be worried.

Mandatory registration exists for a reason.
And that reason was that President Carter caught the do something disease
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Old 08-12-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: NY
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The military isn't pushing for a draft, why the hysteria?
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