answersLogoWhite
Politics and Government
Canada in WW2
WW1 Homefront
Probability

Under what circumstances might conscription be necessary?

333435

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered
2008-12-06 17:34:29
2008-12-06 17:34:29

I assume your question refers to The United States in our current circumstances, i.e. the War on Terror. I come from the Cold War generation that faced a universal draft. In fact, I volunteered for the army because I knew if I didn't I'd be drafted. I served through the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Wall. I was serving when President Kennedy was shot and we weren't sure whether there was a conspiracy or if the Soviets were involved. We didn't stop the draft until 1973, just two years before we finally gave up and got out of Vietnam.

Under what circumstances might conscription be necessary? Whether you agree with the war in Iraq or not, the bottom line is that our all-volunteer military is stretched perilously thin in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have not been able to capture Osama bin Laden or any of his higher ups. The War in Iraq has nearly sucked dry the energy of all the Armed Forces. We are extending tours for our soldiers, and some of our troops have done three tours so far in either Iraq or Afghanistan, with no end in sight. The troops we have are becoming exhausted, and enlistment rates are down, especially for the army.

Despite the Pentagon's own admission that our self sacrificing volunteer troops are nearing the breaking point, the present administration is rattling the saber at both Iran and North Korea over nuclear weapons and other issues, especially the mounting evidence that Iran is providing deadly weapons and training to terrorists in Iraq. Should we somehow end up in a war with either or both, where would the soldiers come from? It's at that point that I think conscription might be necessary. It could even become necessary should enlistment rates fall to the point that we can no longer supply the troops to keep up the "surge" in Iraq, if the next administration chooses to continue the fight. If the all volunteer force is too small and depleted to do the job, history shows that the government is likely to turn to conscription. It did in the Civil War and both World Wars, not to mention The Cold War and Vietnam.

The really big question is, what happens if the government tries to reinstate the draft? How many young people would obey the law? How many would burn their draft cards or flee? Do we conscript women? Should women fight? (They do now.) Do we have to agree with a war in order to fight it? Can those who don't agree say No? These are all questions I personally hope we never have to answer.

001
๐Ÿฆƒ
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions


Explain under what circumstances a business manager might also be a business administrator


Suspected or found to be involved in espionage. As a retaliatory act against another nation. Any deemed necessary for security purposes.



None there is no reason to be circumciced exept under extreme circumstances.


I put the big box under the table.She said she felt under the weather, which means she felt sick.Under other circumstances, it might have worked out well.


It may, under certain circumstances. For example, if you brake suddenly, the tyres might wear off quickly.


No, under normal circumstances, chocolate does not 'make' you lose weight. It might, however, cause you to gain weight.


i dont know the answer but i want to know that.how do i get it.


Titanic crashed into the iceberg under circumstances where a million chance-things conspired to put her under but she was sailing under the protocol of the times so anything different might have still worked against her.


no... in some circumstances it might be


No. Import means to bring in. Transport means to carry or convey. Under some circumstances, the words might have a similar meaning, but they are not synonyms.



If no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes,the house votes by state to decide the winner.


There might be circumstances where you can skip. But you should never skip the requirement engineering.


Ordinary things which may be consideration include origins, accreditation, Eugoogleys, and conscription.


If you are a US citizen, most likely not. If you are visiting from another country, you might be able to do this under special circumstances.


CHECK CAREFULLY. If you have travel restrictions you could be in violation if you do. On the other hand, under those circumstances, ask the court's permission for travel. You might be surprised. The judge just might permit it.


Examples:Depending on your circumstances, you might want to rent rather than buy.The circumstances surrounding his disappearance were unusual.In his circumstances, I would have chosen to do the same thing.Considering the circumstances of the situation, we had to make a brash decision.


what circumstances might the president use a pocket veto


No, but, they might be dangerous in the right circumstances.


You might mean"CONscription" and if so that is another word for military draft,which is a legal requirement to serve in the military.


Though some might say it is necessary to feed the population of the world, overfishing is not necessary.


Panthers might take down a very young giraffe but would not be able to kill an adult under normal circumstances.


Under "normal" circumstances the police require a warrant. However, there are exceptions (as there are in ALL things) Several instances when which a search warrant is not needed: one might be when the police are in "fresh pursuit" - another would be "under exigent circumstances" - another would be if the occupant in charge of the premises gives their permission. Etc. - etc.


For a long term, stable storage this might be useful to prevent oxidation by exclusion of air (oxygen).



Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.