And that’s not the NFL Draft my friends. Gen. Stanley McChrystal former Commander in Afghanistan say that the Nation should reinstate a draft if we go to war again.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again.
And while he makes some good points that the burden of the fight hasn’t been spread to all segments of our Nation, is reinstating the draft a good idea?
He argued that the burdens of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven’t been properly shared across the U.S. population, and emphasized that the U.S. military could train draftees so that there wouldn’t be a loss of effectiveness in the war effort….
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq placed unfair and extreme burdens on the professional military, especially reservists, and their families, McChrystal said.
The bigger issue should be, that if this Nation sees fit to go to war again, then we damn well better declare war and fight it to win that conflict as quickly and totally as possible. The politicization of our conflicts has prolonged the misery of the fighting men and woman of our nation as well as the citizenry in the Area of Responsibility. Not to mention the families of our Nation’s military personnel.
Multiple deployments often result in divorces and split families, he said.
“The marriages I see most strained are the senior NCOs (non-commissioned officers) and officers who have four or five tours . . . you’re apart so much that it’s hard to have a marriage if you’re not together at least a critical mass of time, and that’s tough,” McChrystal said.