posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 07:03 PM
reply to post by littled16
I do not think it is a good idea at all.. the key word here is "compulsory".
Most military forces are gravitating toward being professionalized, this is good but forcing someone to perform a task is not a very effective way of
going about anything...
Some considerations. The medical exam performed to evaluate enrollment should be repeated in set time frames (like 5 years) for mutual benefit (so the
state can get needed social metrics and exclusion lists), this of course should be balanced by a state that guarantees heath care for its population
(this includes it being increasingly free for a large portion of the population).
Since the service is a social obligation, those that are not seen as fit should do an equal share of effort in other civil service functions.
In any case I do not see it as ethical to force women to serve in combat, it should only be permitted in a voluntary basis (and so should it be for
men). Women are more valuable to a society than men this is a biological fact, life's imperative of reproduction is centered and dependent on
Military training should be an ongoing long term commitment, basic training should be part of the state education program if a society is to have a
military at all. Realizing why it isn't so and why we need a military is what should concern us, especially when utilizing a conscription regime...