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Did Barack Obama dodge the Draft?


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Answered 2015-04-19 00:03:13

No, this is an internet myth, and it's not very logical. During the last war when there was a draft-- Vietnam-- in the 1960s, Barack Obama was a young child (he was born in 1961). By the time he was in his teens and old enough to join the military, the Vietnam War had been over for a while. There were no other wars at that time, and there was no draft either, since the US had gone to an all-volunteer force. Barack Obama went to college, and did not "dodge" anything.

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Answered 2012-03-20 22:59:45

No- he had no reason to. The US went to an all volunteer military before President Obama reached draft age.

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