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Military. Draft. Should the government be able to draft people into the military?. Background Info. What happens during a draft? Congress & the President authorize the draft Lottery based on birth dates Physical, Mental, & Moral evaluation

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Military

Draft



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Background Info military?

  • What happens during a draft?

  • Congress & the President authorize the draft

  • Lottery based on birth dates

  • Physical, Mental, & Moral evaluation

  • Local & appeal boards activated & induction notices sent

  • Draftees report for duty


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Background Info military?

History of the Draft

  • Selective Training & Service Act

  • 1948 – 1973 Draft in effect during peace &

  • conflict

  • The draft ended

  • (Military converted to all-volunteer)


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Issues military?

  • Individual liberty vs. duty to society

  • Democracies value individual liberty and choice

  • Democracy does not come without costs


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Current Event Relating to Topic military?

  • Iraq war and shortage of troops.

  • Needs 5 Ws + H


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Pro Military Draft military?

Draft is needed in war-time to fill shortages of troops


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Pro Military Draft military?

Quicker and less expensive than trying to recruit new troops


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Pro Military Draft military?

Always have a reserve of troops in case we need them.


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Pro Military Draft military?

Equal opportunity

Both rich and poor are drafted


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Against Military Draft military?

Takes away your freedom to choose


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Against Military Draft military?

Volunteers give better service


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Against Military Draft military?

  • The military has gone “high tech” and highly skilled professionals are needed

  • not just anyone will do


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Against Military Draft military?

  • An expanded reserve corps is better than a draft

  • Could be activated more quickly

  • Would provide trained officers & non-commissioned officers


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References: military?

  • http://uspolitics.about.com/od/electionissues/a/draft_4.htm

  • http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/wars/a/draft2.htm

  • http://usmilitary.about.com/od/deploymentsconflicts/a/draftprocess.htm

  • http://uspolitics.about.com/od/electionissues/a/draft_5.htm

  • Should be in correct Bibliography format


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