Importance Of Military Draft

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Military Draft System I think military draft system must be considered to be used in case of real emergency and threat to the safety of the country. My core value is preserving safety of the nation. My 1st contention is that in case of big threat to the nation it must step up and do everything possible to protect itself. Responding to criticism that selective service and the very nature of a draft is undemocratic and unconstitutional, Richard Flahavan, chief of governmental affairs for the selective service system, said the Founding Fathers clearly envisioned a time when one would be needed to defend the nation. "The preamble of the Constitution states that, 'We the people ... [shall] provide for the common defense,'" he noted. "By including these words, the framers established the principle that protecting our nation from hostile threats is a shared responsibility that rests foremost on able-bodied Americans." << Jon Dougherty, August 29, 2006>> Draft System has been existed For centuries in different countries of the world. People are still required to complete certain time of military service in some European countries, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that country is in danger and must prepare for the war. Besides, through the mandatory military service Country can get a better military personnel including people used to getting high results in the business world <<John Treed, 2004>> My 2nd Contention is that There is no mandatory military service system in the US today Main thing about draft is to create a backup for permanent volunteer forces in case of emergency. Total draftees (1965-73) 1,728,344. Draftees accounted for 30.4% (17,725) of combat deaths in Vietnam. 30% (648,500) of total forces in country were draftees during the Vietnam war, approximately 70% of killed were volunteers. 66% of US armed forces members were drafted

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