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originally posted by: Tempter
I think the reason for doing this should be looked into. However, if you think Trump activating a former service member to silence that person is a tool he might use and, more importantly, he thought it would work in today's world, you're naive.
That story would be blasted all over the world!
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Aazadan
It happened to me after Nine-Eleven.
I swore an oath.
If they need an old, fat, grey-haired (not all bald) old man to work, then I work.
I did take my oath seriously, and if my spot takes the place of my son(s) or some one else's, then all the better.
I've lived my life.
I'll take a bullet.
originally posted by: nicevillegrl
a reply to: Fools
It added "national emergency" and we've been hearing of the "911-type threats." Purely speculating since we don't know why for sure at this point - but perhaps the fear is that the threat will transpire and potentially, leave us vulnerable with our attention diverted. So maybe this addition is as much a message to the "outside" that our forces / attention won't be diverted or our military position weakened in the case of a national emergency?
This Amendment effectively allows Trump to recall any former member of the military to active duty at any time, for any reason. Even if they've been discharged or retired, they can be brought back.
There's a few reasons this could be happening.
1. Trump is planning a big war soon, that's going to have a lot of casualties such as Korea. This would let us boost our fighting force without resorting to the draft, or worse used in conjunction with a draft.