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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

 What if they gave a draft and nobody came?

A new Alliance For Security survey finds escalating concern about the military draft.

In a sharp reversal from historical support for military service, the first comprehensive national survey on the draft reveals that the US could face a crisis in military capacity with an unprecedented number of draft eligible adults stating they will actively seek deferment or refuse to serve if a draft is reinstated. Moreover, a growing number of parents say that they would not want their child to serve if called to duty today.

According to the survey:
  • 52% of draft age Americans would actively seek deferment or refuse to serve
  • 40% of parents would not want their child to serve or would want their child to seek deferment
  • 71% of Americans are concerned about the capacity of the military to meet overseas’ commitments and defend the United States from attack
  • 58% are concerned about the possibility that the United States could be headed for a military draft in the near future


Blogger Ur Not Alone said...

We used to feel so proud of our soldiers and now I just feel sorry for them. They are disillusioned young men and women - What a shame.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Nanovirus said...

I agree. I worry a lot about whether my own kids will be forced to risk their lives for an unjust cause.

9:17 PM  

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