Reinstating the Draft

Tammie Hughey
English Composition I
Argumentative/Persuasive Essay, Final
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reinstating the Military Draft:   On Ending the War Against Terrorism

Conscription is the “compulsory enrollment” or forced membership of individuals per mandate of some established authority for involuntary work, especially in serving the armed forces.   In the United States, this is colloquially known as “the draft”.   For many years, America’s young men were drafted to provide backup to the Armed Forces.
To date, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, that sparked a global movement to halt terrorism, had gone to a great extent.   Terrorism activities had become prevalent for the past ten years that even the US’s unquestioned armed forces was not able to put an end to it. Terrorism is a threat not just for the present population but also for the future of mankind and the only way to stop this is to provide sufficient military power to counter terrorist attacks and to end terrorism in time.
In recent years, global events, combined with the policies of the current presidential administration, has prompted a huge resurgence in United States military intervention around the world.   Military draft should be reinstated to provide sufficient manpower in the fight against terrorism.   When the current military count is not enough to overrun the forces of terror, why not increase manpower by forcing individuals to join the move towards ending the war against terrorism?
Mandatory service has some important applications especially in the armed forces.   In the United States, the Selective Service System registers aged individuals as a requirement.   This system has three basic responsibilities:   (1) to provide enough number of men needed by the Armed Forces, (2) do the conscription process with little disturbance as possible, and lastly, (3) guide postponements into some areas that are useful in other means such as scientific and educational groups.
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