It’s a good time for those potentially on the receiving end of a draft notice to give some thought to how they might respond or resist.
by J.D. Tuccille
Quite naturally, the assassination of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike and that country’s retaliatory missile attacks on Iraqi military bases that house American troops is fueling fears about the possibility of war and all that violent conflicts entail. For young people, that means concern about the prospect of a revived military draft for the first time since the Vietnam War.
As unlikely as a revived draft seems after decades of intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan by an all-volunteer military, there’s no doubt that many policymakers are eager to revive conscription in some form, and a new conflict could give them an excuse to force people into government service. That means it’s a good time for those potentially on the receiving end of a draft notice to give some thought to how they might respond or resist.