I agree with you Dimitri, and I don't see a big push for this from leading Republicans. In fact, I've only seen it publicly mentioned by Democrats.Dimitri Terryn said:By what right can a state decide over an individuals life? One could think that if they have a good case for war, a draft would not be necessary, because there would be enough volunteers for it.
Besides, it is a military fact that drafted troops perform very poorly, resulting in many innecessary casualties. So in the long rong, instating a draft when it is not absolutely needed is a negative thing for the efficiency of the armed forces.
Draftees would be more concerned with surviving and getting out then they would be to do their "duty", they would not be as well trained or motivated as those who are enrolled for an extended period of time. I don't disagree that both women and men should be drafted were it re-instated. That is assuming that both were held to the same standards. I disagree that women should be prevented from front line duty, if they physically meet the standards they should indeed be allowed to play the same roles as men.