posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 07:43 PM
The military did drop many. But, you cannot blame it on Clinton. Yes, in that era, the military needed to be cut back. But, the military is at
fault on how they did it. I was in at the time and they were only caring about numbers and not WHO they kept in.
AceOfBase: Great update on the oil usage!
BTW: Alaska has huge oil reserves, I am pretty sure we could get by for a while on that alone. But, why tap it? In many years when the Mideast does
run out of oil, where will the world have to look?
Anyway... back to the draft subject............
I think that the Navy and Air force will have jumps in enlistment as they are fairly much out of the way. Well, of course depending on the MOS. If a
draft is needed and I am guessing that it will be, I am sure you will see those two services packed with applicants before their draft notices arrive.
Luckily.... I did my time....
Also, the Army has offered many bonuses in the past for specialties. This is nothing new. I had friends that were linguists and they got bonuses
like that in 1988. I think nothing is really changing, just they are promoting it more now for advertisement purposes. The question will be ... Will
the infantry or tank guys get the bonuses? Also, would you join to get the bonus if you knew you would be more than likely shipped off to Iraq?
Remember, you can only choose your MOS (job) or your first duty assignment (location) if you voluntarily join. But, you cannot choose both.
[edit on 7-8-2004 by JCMinJapan]