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Tango0112 Oct 2019 9:52 p.m. PST

…Forever Wars.

"Around Memorial Day each year, I take my children to Arlington National Cemetery.

I've got friends buried there, and I think the best way to tend to their memory is to tell my kids stories about them. Who knows, maybe when my kids are grown up, they'll pass some of those stories down to their own kids. I try not to take them on Memorial Day itself, as it is packed, so usually we wind up there after school the week before. Two years ago on our visit, a detachment from the Old Guard–the ceremonial troops who work at Arlington–was lined up in formation behind a riderless horse and caisson. My kids asked me what was going on, and I explained that the soldiers were preparing for a funeral…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 9:45 a.m. PST

I call B.S..

Lion in the Stars13 Oct 2019 12:01 p.m. PST


Yeah, right.

Any politician even proposing this would be (rightfully) recalled from office, nevermind not get re-elected.

Tango0113 Oct 2019 3:24 p.m. PST



RudyNelson13 Oct 2019 8:06 p.m. PST

Any male is required to register with the draft via the post office. If the do not, then they are not eligible for any federal assistance. This includes federal housing, loans, grants scholarship, or any other form.
I have to go over this with my GED students. Though, I not not think the law in enforced in many States.

Old Wolfman14 Oct 2019 8:44 a.m. PST

Did that 38 years ago.

Stryderg14 Oct 2019 3:21 p.m. PST

America has some "forever war's" going on?
I mean, I read the book and it was pretty good, but it's nothing like the current situation.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2019 5:24 p.m. PST

I still have my draft notice. But I outsmarted them, I went and enlisted for 4 years. I'm still trying to make sense of my logic on that one. grin

RudyNelson14 Oct 2019 5:47 p.m. PST

Enlisting allowed the soldier to select his MOS. Being drafted got you an 11b, 11c, 19d, 19e or arty.

Lion in the Stars15 Oct 2019 11:35 a.m. PST

Enlisting also lets you choose Navy or USAF instead of Army or Marines. Just don't be an idiot and choose Navy Hospital Corps thinking you're going to avoid combat!

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

An intelligently written & thought provoking article….& by a US marine, no less.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2019 9:43 p.m. PST

I'm amazed, in this "age of enlightened gender equality", that women don't have to register for selective service in the USA.

Seems it is far past time to have them do that.

Tango0116 Oct 2019 11:16 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!


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