Also the Taliban is forcing the civilians and farmers to fight the Americans and Nato forces and if they don’t the Taliban with kill them and their whole family. It stated in the Los Angeles Times “... a complete withdraw wouldn’t be in the interest either of this country or Afghanistan…”. Right now America is just losing soldiers lives in the middle east but if we let Afghanistan be a stronghold for terrorist than the United States could see another September 11, 2001. The United States homeland could be threatened if we don't control the Terrorist in Afghanistan. That is why I strongly believe the United States should still continue military operations and aid in Afghanistan.
The benefits of having a military draft are obvious. We need soldiers to fight and not every citizen is willingly going to do so, so unfortunately there have been times where the people had to be forced to fight. Many people find that this whole concept of a draft is a horrible idea. The basis of this country is that everyone is free to do whatever he or she want and to not do whatever they don’t want. You can express free religion and freedom of speech, and you can even criticize the president strongly, but then out of the blue, it is not your choice whether or not you go to war?
Ever since the first war involving America started, there have been countless discussions on who should fight for our country. There are talks of age, gender, and if the service should be voluntary or not. In America, serving is voluntary, although, in other countries, it is not. The service should stay voluntary in America because if not, it would go against freedom and it would be a source of newfound problems within our country. Also, if youth took off two years of their lives to serve, they would not gain experience to work in the fields that need more work force.
Which was when, many soldiers who were deployed to distant places got tattoos to serve as souvenirs. As time progressed the Army increased their war activity, it led to them needing more troops. The result of that was that they over looked many of their strict policies that were in place (Dallet).Some of the policies they overlooked were criminal background, weight, and not having a high school diploma. I disagree with Chandler’s revisions to the Army grooming policy, because it violates the First Amendment. By focusing on what the First Amendment grants, which is the freedom of speech I feel that the Army will be violating that right.
The rate America keeps losing their men and women, in Iraq proves that something needs to be done to keep the military in the high supply needed. How can the promise made to the Iraqi civilians be kept if there is not enough man power to finish what was started? Plus the number of civilians who have been signing up has drastically decreased. That is why President Bush’s “stop-loss program” otherwise known as the “back-door draft” is crucial for our continuing fight. According to what is written in the policy “The policy is designed to assist in meeting manpower requirements for future operations, and will, therefore, evolve to remain relevant to future operations, and will, therefore, evolve to remain relevant to future developments in mission requirements and our involvement in current operations.” (Maradmin 007/03).
Aren?t there many other ways--less deadly ways--to contribute to the country?s well being? Should we, as citizens, be allowed to evade this ultimate obligation by turning it over to the poorer members of society, those who can't find good-paying jobs or training except in the military? In "A War for Us, Fought by Them," William Broyles, a Vietnam war veteran and the father of a young man who is a soldier in the Marines, argues that the military draft should be brought back, and this time it should be done right: everybody should be drafted, not just ?the profoundly patriotic or the economically needy" (Broyles 695). On the other hand, one of the checks that help main... ... middle of paper ... ...e unnecessary moneymakers, products of lies and deception behind the scenes, orchestrated by powerful and rich men who usually never suffer but, rather, gain from their machinations to create war. I support a National Service Obligation system that would draft all persons, at age 18, to serve for 18 months in some form of public service.
Millions of American civilians fought and died for their country and, while some of these soldiers were drafted, most made the choice to fight on their own. Because of its great implications, the American Civil War has been studied thoroughly by historians, and there are several ideas on why the Union and the Confederacy went to war but, as is the case ... ... middle of paper ... ...it. This infuriated many Confederates who felt the Union had no right to interfere. It is quite possibly the single greatest reason men throughout the Confederacy took up arms and risked their lives in the war. One man wrote that he was joining the Confederate army because they were, “battling for their rights, .
I chose the selective service act and draft for many reasons. One was because during these times many Americans felt that there rights were being taken away because all men between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five, had to register in the military. I see this as taking rights because those who didn’t want to go were either put in jail or charged a big fine for bail of their jail time. That is why I believe that the draft and selective service interfered with Americans rights and responsibilities. Making it a big historical event in which the government inflicted on the rights of all American who participated in these drafts and selective service acts.
After the war, the protagonists of these stories must learn to deal with a war that was not fought with to win, rather to ensure the United States remained politically correct in handling the conflict. This in turn caused much more anguish and turmoil for the soldiers. While these three stories may have fictionalized events, they connect with factual events, even more so with the ramifications of war, whether psychological, morally emotional, or cultural. “The Red Convertible,” and “Home Soil,” give readers a glimpse into the life of soldiers once home after the war, and how they never fully return, while “If I Die in a Combat Zone,” is a protest letter before joining the war. All three protagonists must live with the aftermath of the Vietnam War: the loss of their identity.
The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1969 during the Vietnam war, because it was only fair to those aged 18 - 20 dying for their country have a say in how the country is run. Therefore if 16 year olds are now capable of joining the army then surely it makes sense to also give them the opportunity to vote. Nothing can fully prepare you for joining the army at 16 – living on the edge of life, putting yourself and others at risk, and living in an extremely dangerous environment, not knowing whether you will survive or die within the next second. A majority of people who oppose of lowering the voting age believe that 16 year olds simply don’t have the life experience nor any knowledge as to what politics even is; this is not true. There are people who go into war that don’t have enough life experience or knowledge of everything, yet they are managing to face every challenge that is thrown at them.