posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:03 PM
I don't think that we would need to resort to the draft anytime soon, if ever. For one thing, if we needed more troops, the government just offers
bonuses. If a large enough pool of "volunteers" isn't realized, TPTB could easily cause a recession, pretty much guaranteeing the military's ranks
Also, I doubt a war with Iran would be enough to cause the US to need more troops than it could get through a volunteer army. Iran may be a little
tougher than Iraq, but we could easily beat them with little effort.
Now, if we were going to war with China, then I could possibly see the government needing conscripts, however a war with China is highly unlikely.
Without the US, China wouldn't have a market for all that cheap plastic garbage that they sell in our big-box stores. We are the reason why China is
doing so well. Also, China has trillions of dollars invested in our country. I couldn't see them forsaking these investments for a war that would be
pointless in their view. China wouldn't even think of invading or going to war with the US at least until they have milked our economy out everything
they can and they are nowhere near that point yet.
Another reason why we wouldn't need a conscript army, is because we have the ability to build coalitions with ease. Because of this, we could easily
have other countries fighting on our behalf.
With a conscripts, you don't have the level of professionalism that we currently have with out all-volunteer force. In my opinion, it is this
all-volunteer force that makes our military so effective.