Originally posted by Phaethor
Do You even understand the concept of the term "Back-door Draft"?
No, I don't understand the concept of the term "back door draft". I do, however understand the concept of the term "contractual obligation",
having signed three military contracts personally.
I don't understand back door draft because as yet, I have not seen one. The stop-loss clause contained within every military contract is clearly
outlined and explained, and once signed by the service member is legally binding. Also, it is a little known (obviously) fact that every military
contract that is signed by a member is actually an eight year contract, whether the active component obligation is 3, 4, or 6 years. Every soldier
signs on for eight years of obligatory service.
There is no back door draft since all of the stop-loss actions and inactive ready reserve callups are clearly outlined in every military contract, and
every soldier is legally obligated to fulfill said contract.
When you say that a stop-loss prevents people from ETS or transfer even if they meet the requirements they've signed to
, you are inventing a
paradox, in that until they fulfill the requirements of the stop-loss, they have not yet fulfilled the requirements they've signed to.
Again, there is no back door draft.
[edit on 4-11-2004 by DeltaChaos]