From WWII thruwithout stop.
The draft didn't begin with Vietnam. The draft had been ongoing since the end of WW2; Example: Elvis Presley was drafted in 1958, he served as a M48 Patton tank crewman with the 1/32 Armor in Europe. The US President at the time was Eisenhower. The M48A3 Patton tank was used by US Army & Marine forces in Vietnam.
That's how an army got its manpower back in those days!
The military draft was effective before the Vietnam War. Elvis Presley was drafted into the US Army in 1958 and served as an armor crewman aboard an M-48 Patton tank with the 1/32 Armor in Europe (Germany). He honorably discharged from the army in 1960. The M-48 Patton tank was the same type of tanks used in the Vietnam War.
During the Vietnam war , the U.S.a used the draft system, that is you could be drafted into the army, navy or air force.
In the Vietnam war the Americans were drafted into the army, navy and air force, while the others were peace cops .
Canada sent no men to Vietnam. Other than individual Canadians which crossed into the US and enlisted into the US Army/Marines. Several Canadians were killed in Vietnam while serving with the US Army/Marines. If any man receives a draft notice from his nation, and he ignores that notice; he's a draft dodger.
It ended in 1973 when the last ground troops were pulled out of Vietnam.
Because they were running a draft lottery in that was. No volunteer army then.
Because they had suffered a lot of casualties, and they realised that it was going to be a long war.
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Nixon extended the draft until all of his men were pulled out of Vietnam in 1973. President Ford got the remaining personnel out in April of '75.
The Union and Confederacy needed to start a draft because both need more soldiers in their army
the selective service act was necessary because during world war 1, america did not have much of an army, so they eventually had to start drafting men age's 18 or older, into the army. This drafting was called the selective service act. :)
It is actually ARVN meaning Army of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.It is actually ARVN meaning Army of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.It is actually ARVN meaning Army of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.It is actually ARVN meaning Army of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.It is actually ARVN meaning Army of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.It is actually ARVN meaning Army of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
It's supposed to be random, but there were more blacks in the army than anything else, even though they had the least people eligible for the draft, during the Vietnam war.
The US "declared victory and went home." Got rid of the draft & created an all volunteer army. The North defeated the South...and reunited into one country; Vietnam (no more North & South).
Vietnam today does have a conscription (draft) with an army, a navy, and an air force. Military crews are most often seen working on bridge building and road improvement projects throughout the country.
men who were conscripted to the army in order to militarily invade Vietnam, who disagreed with the war. It is illegal in America to deny conscription, and any individual who does becomes a fugitive. "Draft Dodgers" are those who left the country or went into hiding in order to escape the compulsory law.
Men were drafted during the Vietnam War starting at 18 years old, while the minimum voting age at the time was 21. Also there were draft exceptions for college students and certain professionals. This caused some to claim the draft was supplying a "poor man's Army."
Army of the Republic of Vietnam ended in 1975.
He didn't want to be in the Army, he didn't want to be in Vietnam, but he was drafted or facing the draft, so he did his two years to the best of his ability; and in most cases, discharged and put the war behind him.
For North Vietnam or South Vietnam? The North Vietnamese were known simply as the 'North Vietnamese Army' (NVA) to US forces, but their actual title was Vietnam Peoples' Army, as it common practice in Communist states. The South Vietnamese Army was referred to as the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).
The People's Army of Vietnam, also called the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) was the main army for North Vietnam (communist). However, remember the VPA was not the same group as the Viet Cong.
Teenagers were concerned about the military draft during the 60's. Should they flee to Canada? Should they resist the draft? Should they volunteer for another service quickly, before the Army gets them? Should they enroll in college to avoid the draft, instead of just getting a job? Or...just join the Army...and get it over with.
During WWII and Vietnam. Yes, during WWII and the Vietnam War, but to be more general, the military draft is used whenever the U.S. does not have enough voluntary recruits (meaning, when there are not enough volunteers). So, it could be argued that the military draft is used to "force" people into the army to defend their country. It has not been employed since the early 1970's.
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