It seems that every day something new comes out that puts us closer to needing a draft. Today’s article from Reuters is no exception, and it outlines just how desperate the government is. There’s a quest here to police the world, something that every candidate says they won’t do, but end up doing anyways. Well, now they are stretching the current forces so thin that it’s going to require a draft if they keep up this pace. It’s foreshadowed in the article “Army Issues Order to Stop U.S. Soldiers from Leaving”:
The move to extend the service of some soldiers involuntarily was the latest sign of increasing stress on the Army as the Pentagon strives to maintain adequate troop levels in the two conflicts.
Lt. Gen. Franklin Hagenbeck, the Army’s personnel chief, denied that the move was a sign of desperation for the Army, although he did acknowledge that the Army was “stretched.”
Remember, both of the major candidates are willing to institute this ignorant draft in the name of vainglory and “changing the world”. If they do, the backlash with be worse than anything the draft-card burning that the 1960’s had to offer.