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On its face, it is a dumb idea, and the administration and the Pentagon oppose it, so it is going nowhere.

A newsreport said the military only needs 5 percent of the potential population pool. So even if you had a draft to which everyone was theoretically subject, it would be coupled with something like the Vietnam-era lottery (under Nixon), where there would be a lottery to determine rank order by birthday, and only n out of 365 would actually be called up for service. When I was 19, they were calling up only the first 100 birthdays out of the 365 in the lottery, and my birthday drew lottery number 355.

If the news report were correct, then they'd be calling up maybe at most the first 19 birthdays, so the other 95 percent of 19 year olds would not be drafted.

It is true that the military nowadays is disproportionately made up of the sons and daughters of the poor and minority groups. That trend seems to have started during the Viet Nam War. It was not so during WWII nor during the Korean War.
 
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