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Draft in 2005

             In these past few days a very important and signficant topic has been brought up by our English teacher. Prof.Gracer decided one fine day that he would make a comment about something he heard and it was about a potential draft that can begin as early as June 15, 2005. This paper is a reflection of the research that has been accumulated throughout these past days. .
             Let's start off with the details of the draft. Why? The Pentagon has launched a campaign to fill thousands of positions and board openings. Congress moved twin bills-- S.89 and H.R. 163-- forward. "The Universal Service Act of 2003" would require all young people, including women, between the ages of 18 and 26 to perform "a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes" These bills are currently before the armed services committees.
             Neither political parties are implementing this plan, instead they've extended the tours fo duty of soldiers, which of course is equivalent to a compulsory draft.The Air Force has noted an official news bulletin saying, "This action, while essential to meetig the service's worldwide obligations, is inconsistent with the fundamental principles of voluntary services"(Costas 2). .
             A survey of troop morale was published in mid-October by the Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes, disclosing that nearly half of the soldiers polled did not plan to reenlist. "People are dropping out left and right", says an Army Reserve officer from Milwaukee(3). If it weren't for stealth conscription of thousands of volunteer service through "stop-loss" orders, the Army would face a severe manpower shortage.
             So the real question should be, Is the draft being held for the right reasons? Or are they just contemplating this because of a manpower shortage? Why are so much people dropping out? So now they want to have this draft and make people all over the U.

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