Mandatory Military Service

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Keith W. Pittman PHI 105 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving February 12, 2012 Professor Matt Hampton Mandatory Military Service This topic of mandatory military service, pose great controversy in our country of tremendous freedom. As you read this paper, it is my intentions and opinion to show you why we should not have mandatory military service. I will bring to light the effect mandatory military service would have on our society, by point out the difference between the draft and mandatory military service; benefits from mandatory military service; and the violation of free will. As we know it, at one point in history we did have a government imposed selective service draft. This was the closest we ever came to mandatory military service. Military service is defined as a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, established by act of Congress. Our military service is composed of the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard. In 1917 the Selective Service Act was established in the United States. It was World War I that led President Woodrow Wilson to formalize the draft. This act led to the successful registration of some 24 million American men. Our nation of freedom and a volunteer military only require mandatory military service when faced with a recruitment crisis during time of war. Even then it is still selective service by drafting. Now, not everyone who was conscripted was willing to serve their country and they were label “draft evaders” or “draft-dodgers”. There are some Countries with mandatory military service that requires both men and women to serve their prospective Countries military. Now, one would say mandatory military service would be practical because it would increase
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