We are already in a World War. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria. Lots of distance between those countries. And I’m not even counting the countries were messing around in quietly. How would that “Draft” thing play out in America now? And, by the way, in order to be fair, we would need to draft our young women now. Think of the young people, male and female, that you know. Do you see them walking proudly to the induction centers? Can you imagine the ACLU meltdowns when the Drill Sergeants start screaming at inner city girls to run faster?
“And, by the way, in order to be fair, we would need to draft our young women now”
Funny you mention that. In the post Vietnam era, the last ruling on the draft goes there. Some enterprising boy was suing because it wasn’t equal protection that boys had to register, and girls didn’t.
The court said it was constitutional that women were not required to register, because they were prohibited by law from combat roles. Thats it, the sole reason.
All these Paula Broadwells, the Tailhook women, the Jessica Lynchs, all the women our military all stylishly deployed into combat zones mostly succeeded in laying the groundwork for femaes inclusion in the next draft.
That may be fine to some, but it’s simply a fact that there are lots of American daughters who are not good infantry material. (i remember when that was a compliment)