First of all, we have to examine just exactly what the Invidividual Ready Reserve is: these are people who have already served their voluntary term of service and are for all intents and purposes, civilians. Now, they’re not asking for volunteers to come back and serve more than they already have, they’re telling them that they are required to come back and keep serving their country.
From one anyonymous military official (funny how they become anonymous when the news sucks): “Sometimes there’s a misperception by some of the individuals … that ‘I’ve done my obligation, I’ve been in the Army, thank you very much, and I’m done’. But you’re not done.” Which led me to think that perhaps Lumberg of Office Space was now running an office out of the Pentagon:
Feel that draft getting closer? Just a hop and a skip my friends. Full Associated Press story in Army Plans Involuntary Call-Up of Thousands.