Getting drafty in here

Getting drafty in here

According to the Internet Web site, officials at the Pentagon have begun a campaign to fill all 10,350 draft board posi­tions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide and $28 million has been added to the Selective Service System budget.

And of course the only reason the draft board needs more money and greatly increased staffing is because the draft is coming back.

The return of the Draft, a bipartisan production

Barring a sudden reversal in the direction of US foreign policy, a strong bipartisan push to reinstate the draft can be expected soon after the November elections. Whether or not Bush wins is irrelevant. The logic of empire requires more boots on the ground, and conscription looks like the only way to get them.


People Against The Draft

SNAFU (Support Network for a Armed Forces Union)

Military recruiter myths (pdf)

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors

Primer on draft resistance