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Will we ever need a draft??

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posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:32 PM
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Do you think that the US will ever need to draft, even on a small scale to fight a war. I have heard that we might in order to fight N. Korea or Syria. I dont think thats true. But how about China, they are trying to upgrade their military and who knows, maybe the chinese will fight for their country. After all they are becoming more prosperous. Will we ever need a draft?
Not to mention that they have too many men. It is actually hard to find a marriage partner in Beijing and a lot of other place across China.

[edit on 1-3-2005 by benedict arnold]




posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:37 PM
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A draft would probably be innevitable in a conflict with China... however this is probably never going to happen.



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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Never. In this modern age, a hundred million men are nothing compared to two or three nuclear bombs. If an enormous global conflict involving the US vs. China or Russia came about, hopefully we wouldn't resort to nukes. But if the Chinese sent millions of men at us, what would we do? Nuke 'em.



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:41 PM
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I think any war on a massive scale would require the need of the drafting of men and women alike.

Take WW1 & WW2. they were ultimately made up drafted men.

Its a fact of life i suppose that i sincerely hope never happens.



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:41 PM
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I see a stalemate as a more viable option..

Neither side is going to "nuke" each other unless a full scale invasion was issued.

If a conflict erupted i'm pretty sure both sides would keep it relatively small scale. Maybe sink one or the others Navy and call a truce



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:46 PM
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As they said in a major conflict like say North korea, or China we would need a draft, do to a highly numbered and skilled enemy. But I don't think that well ever happen.



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:49 PM
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who needs drafts when you have DaisyCutters ... and BunkerBusters...and all sort of nice fireworks ???



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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when the enemy has the same or better



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:53 PM
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Instead of having a draft, there's always the possibility of the government making it a requirment that all males serve in the army at some time in their lives. But in the future, there's a little possibility of that happening as long as there is as much oppostion to this administrations agenda as there is now.



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by Lucretius
when the enemy has the same or better


Darn it !! you got me there !!!



posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 08:02 PM
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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.



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 01:37 PM
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The draft, is a statement unto itself. It shows that there are so many people opposed to the fighting that the government has to force military service onto its own citizens. Bad fight = No fighters.



posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 01:41 PM
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I don't see how that follows. THere was lots of support for vietnam in the begining and yet there was a draft. There was also tremendous support after pearl harbour but there was still a draft.



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