Dan asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 2 months ago

Instead of the considering the draft, why doesn't the U.S. just lower standards to join the service? No need to start drafting?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    That defeats the purpose of an all-volunteer, professional military - and answer to your unspoken question is no, they won’t lower the standards to accommodate whatever you have in your background.

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  • 2 months ago

    THERE YO GO AGAIN.. THERE IS NO DRAFT and it IS NOT BEING CONSIDERED... NOT IN THE USA anyway... 

    And do you really want druggies, gang member, etc. to be in Tanks etc. with Big Bombs, Exploding shells etc. in the USA... How many CAR THIEVES do you want driving around in TANKS with HIGH EXPLOSIVE SHELLS... YOUR A MORON... 

    SURE give the DRUGGIES a FULL AUTO 50 cal, and 60 Cal machine guns and a few thousand rounds to play with.Other countries we don't care what they do.. 

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  • 2 months ago

    They tried that nonsense before all lower standards do is get more people

    killed.

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  • 2 months ago

    You can not lower the standard to the point they can not fight. So no BMI 40 types, no one that needs medication on a daily basis just to stay alive, no blind or deaf people, etc. Right now eight out of ten people do not meet the standards.

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  • 2 months ago

    They did lower the standards not to join the service though. Ever since Vietnam the U.S is more pickier on who they decide to draft

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  • Zack
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    2 months ago

    1. The U.S is NOT considering a draft.

    2. Enlistment standards have been INCREASING because there has been TOO MANY people wanting to join, or at least there was a few years ago.

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  • 2 months ago

    1. NO ONE is actually considering a draft.

    2. Enlistment standards HAVE been reduced to meet enlistment goals when there were not enough enlistments.

    In other words, EVERY assumption inherent in your question is DEAD WRONG.

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  • 2 months ago

    no one is considering a draft

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  • helene
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    2 months ago

    No one is interested in starting up the draft again. Nobody. It ENDED after Vietnam. 

    There is no need to lower standards, either. 

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  • 2 months ago

    One way to insure that you get high quality men, is to force them to join. That is what a draft does.

    Lowering standards would attract more unwanted people, to volunteer. Smart people want to make better money.

    Source(s): I remember the Vietnam war. Actually most smart/rich people got college defermwnts
    • ron h
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      2 months agoReport

      deferments are just that. They POSTPONED being drafted.  After a college deferment was over, a man either joined, got drafted or found another strategy.  You're right about a draft producing a better military, but draftees (by definition) didn't want to be there. 

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