posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 08:02 PM
Originally posted by benedict arnold
But how about China,
China and the US will not go to war because of MAD or, if the chinese don't have that powerful of a nuke arsenal, because of Deterence.
Will we ever need a draft?
Short of something that renders nuclear missile ineffective, no. A draft would only be a necessity if the US was engaged in a war of national
survival, or at least potentially one like that (ala WWII).
On the other hand, if
Iraq got worse, and the US had to invade multiple other states in a similar manner with similar forces, then there'd be
a manpower shortage. But I have to question using a draft to occupy another country in a pre-emptive war. I suspect no one would agree to it and no
one would be silly enough to actually propose it.
A draft would not be necessary for North Korea. There are still large reserves of manpower and no less than what, a division along the DMZ. The NK
army numbers a million men, and theoretically has enough artillery to wipe out the US/SK forces on the dmz, but the fighting ability of the NK army in
any sort of protacted war is extremely questionable. What will probably happen, if NK were to cross the DMZ en mass, is such a large number of US
casualties that there will be a massive response on the part of the american public (ie enlistment) along with allied Japanese and SK troops to plug
the hole until the new volunteers could arrive. But the NK main army, being a large conventional army, will be wiped out just as quickly as saddam's
army. Heck they have soviet tactics and soviet type equipment no? ANd if Nk does indeed had a nuke, and they launch it, then the US will respond
with a massed nuke attack, which will end it immeadiately anyway.