According to the following report the Selective Service System is planning a comprehensive test, while strongly claiming there is no imminent military
draft. Officials claim this "test" will likely not occur until 2009. However given the current climate of an unpopular war in Iraq, and looming
threats of possible military action in both Iran and North Korea, both over growing nuclear weapons concerns. One could wonder how a test of the Draft
system, and effort to close all loopholes for anyone eligible and called to service, could be a prelude to something more serious...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Selective Service System is planning a comprehensive test of the military draft machinery, which hasn't been run since
The agency is not gearing up for a draft, an agency official said Thursday. The test itself would not likely occur until 2009.
Meanwhile, the secretary for Veterans Affairs said that "society would benefit" if the U.S. were to bring back the draft and that it shouldn't have
any loopholes for anyone who is called to serve. Secretary Jim Nicholson later issued a statement saying he does not support reinstituting a draft.
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With a strategic win in Iraq all but impossible, and looming threats from Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Al-Qaeda, could these tests of the draft
system indicate real and comprehensive war planning, including a mandatory draft?
War and military action in the Middle East is not very popular according to many polls, with failing support, if war were to break out and soldiers
are needed, The draft may be quite necessary.
BUT, this is only a test, if this were an actual emergency, you'd already have your draft notice.
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[edit on 22-12-2006 by UM_Gazz]