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Paul Craig Roberts writes for antiwar.com on April 22, 2004, that we're

"Locked on Course to Wider War."
"The American public," he says, "has been deceived and locked on a course toward conscription and a wider war."



Roberts points directly at senior Republican Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel who said on April 20, 2004, that "deteriorating security in Iraq may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft." [2]



Hagel told "a Senate Foreign Relations Committee [that] 'There's not an American ... that doesn't understand what we are engaged in today and what the prospects are for the future ... [Adding, if] that's the case, why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?' Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force 'our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face.'" [3]



Hagel added "that a draft, which was ended in the early 1970s, would spread the burden of military service in Iraq more equitably among various social strata. ... 'Those who are serving today and dying today are the middle class and lower middle class,' he observed."



The AFP points out that the "call to consider a imposing a draft comes just days after the Pentagon moved to extend the missions of some 20,000 US troops in Iraq." [4] See Iraqi sovereignty: June 30, 2004 and Operation Iraqi Freedom: Year Two for context.

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The conference of Nationalist leaders in the Dublin Mansion House did not conclude till after 8 o'clock this evening, when a report was issued. It states that the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and the Lord Mayor of Dublin have consented to act as trustees of the Irish National Defence Fund, and that ...
To be clear, limited terms of national conscription do not, in themselves, constitute human rights violations. .... The United States and other countries should urgently take steps to protect the Eritreans who have managed to flee the government's oppression, should take into consideration the pattern of ...

BANGKOK — A spokesman for the ruling junta said Thursday that the grandmother of a man who despaired at being conscripted into the army would be ... himself as conscientious objector, said the problem would be solved if the army made enlistment voluntary, citing the United States as an example. Col.
The United States sent some forces to the Baltic states to calm nerves during this time, including Patriot missile systems for air defense and other forces for small exercises during ... Even at the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Estonia took territorial defense seriously and never ended conscription.
Many of the COs in Britain — and later in the United States, after the country introduced conscription following its entry into World War I — were Mennonites. “There's a 400-year tradition of believing that war and violence are not a part of the gospel, and so the Mennonite church, in general, believes we ...
Dennis, a former fighter controller who served abroad for over twenty-two years, will speak about how conscripted soldiers, “many of whom came from ... He is also graduate of the United States Armed Forces Staff College, the NATO Defense College, and Canada's National Security Studies Course, and ...

The United States has been engaged in war in Afghanistan since October 2001, when it launched Operation Enduring Freedom, and in Iraq since 2003. ... Sporadic calls for bringing back conscription—the draft—to relieve the stress on the military and avoid too much privatization have generally fallen on ...
The Conscription Crisis of 1918 had a more profound impact on the course of Irish history than the Easter Rising, writes Ryle Dwyer ... Front following the defeat of Russia, giving Germany a huge advantage which they hoped to exploit before the United States could establish itself more fully in Europe.
The aforementioned research documented the costs of conscription and the feasibility of a volunteer military. ... Is it not the coalition — principally in our own capital city — that bears an endemic hostility to Russia and envisions America's future role as a continuance of its Cold War role of containing and corralling Russia ...
Tottenham still carry fears over the future of star attacker Son Heung-Min, who may be forced to undergo military service in his native South Korea. ... It was announced that they would be free of the distraction of service when they reached the last 16, winning a group also featuring USA, Portugal and Poland ...
Europe has a long tradition of having a military service option for its citizens and some nations have kept their conscription or compulsory enlistment laws, including Germany, Austria, Finland, Greece, and Norway. Recently, too ... Nope, we cannot rely on the United States which has its own problems.
“Afrin is not a region easy to command for Turkey,” said Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, director in Turkey of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. .... repression they had experienced under the Assad government or radical Islamists, and to the compulsory conscription the Y.P.G. enforced in areas it controls.
The end of conscription will be “a death knell” for the island's defence force, a group of former commanding officers warned yesterday. ... “In 2017, the Regiment played a key role in supporting the security arrangements for Bermuda's successful hosting of the 35th America's Cup and in deploying to the ...
Since the end of conscription in 1973, the United States has prided itself on maintaining an “all-volunteer force,” yet over the last four decades, Uncle Sam has ... In the last decade, military working dogs, or MWDs, as they're known in the armed forces, became one of America's most precious weapons in the ...
The New York draft riots in the summer of 1863, a largely Irish working-class protest against the federal government's new conscription policy, had set Manhattan ablaze, .... The attitude of the Catholic Church toward its own heritage is changing radically at the moment everywhere in the United States.
The cabinet dispute is over the framing of a bill that would extend a long-standing military service exemption for ultra-Orthodox Jewish seminary students. Opposition politicians and at ... that is what will happen. If they don't, then we'll have early elections," he said last week during a trip to the United States.
George Washington had puzzled over a similar difficulty. The commander of the Continental Army felt intuitively that veterans needed to maintain a sense of self after military service. In his Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States, Washington recommended that veterans funnel their energies as ...

Taiwan's experience is not unique; the historical experiences of the United States, nearly two dozen European nations, New Zealand, Australia, and ... Taiwan's decision to shift to a volunteer recruitment model stands in contrast with the experiences of other countries, who abolished conscription amid ...
Israel's ultra-Orthodox parties are holding up approval of the budget over a conscription law they are determined to see pass this session, threatening to .... Netanyahu won a few days' respite with his trip to the United States to participate in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference and ...
Today, the United States has a policy of incrementalism, working on behalf of one player in the Syrian morass. America's adversaries will learn how better to attack U.S. forces and allies. With time, U.S. personnel will face greater risk while the deepening morass will demand either concession or escalation.
Plaques signifying the award and the hall of fame conscription were handed over to URA officials Sarah Banage and Vincent Seruma over the weekend at an ... The magazine wholly supports the programme in collaboration with the African Leadership Development Foundation, Inc. USA, the Betwixt and ...
As the world watches the Syrian government's relentless bombing of Ghouta, 300 miles to the east, the United States remains focused on eradicating the last ... For months in northeastern Syria, the SDF's policy of forced conscription has aggravated relations between Arabs and Kurds and hampered ...
The second rationale holds that if you are old enough to sacrifice your life in America's defense, then you should have access to all of America's constitutional rights. Indeed, that was largely the rationale behind lowering the voting age once the age of conscription had been lowered. Of course, nobody ever ...
Today, the United States has a policy of incrementalism, working on behalf of one player in the Syrian morass. America's adversaries will learn how better to attack U.S. forces and allies. With time, U.S. personnel will face greater risk while the deepening morass will demand either concession or escalation.
The United States also provides billions of dollars of military aid to Israel, including extensive transfers of advanced military technology. ... Thanks to Israeli conscription, most Israeli weapons designers are combat veterans, and they have strong links to those who will employ their products in combat.
Los Angeles • It was dicey being Jewish in a Russia that was tolerant of pogroms, and then came the threat of conscription into the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War, so one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's great-grandfathers headed west to America. Another Garcetti great-grandfather married a Mexican woman who, ...
The only efforts to bring justice for the victims have been made before courts outside Liberia, in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Most of these proceedings were initiated under the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows national authorities to pursue individuals ...
Public outcry was immense in the United States during the Vietnam War when a military draft was in place whereas wars since then have been met with a relatively muted response. Though counterexamples can be found (indeed, the United States and the United Kingdom both had military conscription ...
Kurds in Conflict-Ridden Northeastern Syria Turn to Kidnapping, Conscription, ISIS-like Tactics .... America funded the opposition who started the war and destroyed over a hundred thousand Christian homes, and they've also funded the Kurds, who are oppressing the non-Kurds and even some Kurds who ...
December 1969 was not a very merry Christmastime for many American families. The war in Vietnam was ramping up and the draft lottery was held for the first time. 366 blue capsules were drawn, each containing a day of the year. Each calendar date was assigned a number based on draw order. The lower the draft ...
The effort to form a coalition government in Germany may finally be coming to an end. Chancellor Angela Merkel's original plan after last September's election fell apart when the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) decided to not join a coalition due to the fiscally irresponsible demands of other parties.
The Occupy Wall Street movement and other “occupy” demonstrations to protest economic inequality in the United States also drew from the Sharp manual. ... “In South America, they're not tweeting Che Guevara; they're tweeting Gene Sharp,” said the Scottish journalist Ruaridh Arrow, who made an ...
The United States Selective Service program is an outdated form of conscription that penalizes men for non-registration for the remainder of their ... One of these groups, Heritage Action for America, portrayed females as the traditional home rearing, family oriented, individuals who would leave the taking up ...
They send their own Senators down to Washington to vote on conscription and they will not let the people do it.” For uttering these words Krafft was charged with trying “to influence, persuade, and cause the said persons, who were members of the military forces of the United States, to become disloyal to ...
WASHINGTON D.C. (USA): People who begin drinking early in life run the risk of developing liver problems in adulthood, according to a study. ... During that period, conscription was mandatory in Sweden, and only 2-3 % of men were exempted from conscription, mostly due to severe disabilities or disease.
Not least, the trained conscripts constitute a continued supply line for military reserve, a key component for a resilient national defense. .... Prime Minister and the President of the United States, Vice President Pence's visit to Georgia and the meeting between defense ministers in the Pentagon in 2017.
As with most things in America these days, it's now time to draw the president into the conversation. He willingly made it an impossibility not to on Friday morning. I was born in 1973. That was also the year that conscription ended in the United States, which is to say that I never faced the prospect of being ...
As calls for tougher punishment for juvenile criminals have grown in recent years, the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice has been discussing a possible lowering of the Juvenile Law's threshold age from 20 to 18. Under Japanese law, a person is legally an adult from the age of 20. Crimes ...
Reinventing America's navy, in short, could involve reshuffling priorities for future acquisitions, tactics, and operations. ... Scharre of the Center for a New American Security or CNAS, who ran an item over at Foreign Policy last May wondering how the United States would reboot the armed forces as a whole.
Despite the endless claims that we live in a dangerous world, America is amazingly safe. No other power could defeat, let alone conquer, the United States. Only Russia has a comparable nuclear arsenal, but it would be destroyed if Moscow targeted America. China and Russia trail U.S. conventional ...
Ansarullah is the name of the Houthi militias, and they reiterate the same Iranian daily slogan: “Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, ... The Houthis conduct a conscription policy in the areas under their control and do not hesitate to execute those who refuse to join their militia — or the ...
In the United States, conscription has ended and we as persons are not conscripted for war. But war goes on unobstructed, because our money ...
The question now is whether the United States is willing to confront the .... Arab residents against compulsory military conscription imposed by ...
Lessons: America is better off with immigrants ... 50,000 applicants from countries who have sent few immigrants to the United States. ... In particular, young boys are escaping conscription into vicious gangs while girls flee to ...
... entry of the United States into World War I, and the massive conscription of ... USA-Ret), is the President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries ...
Conscription to the island's defence force is to be abolished in the next few ... well paid, 2.5 - 3.5 times higher than the UK, USA and Canada.
Conscription began in June. These developments exacerbated already simmering opposition to socialism in the United States. Many Americans viewed socialists, most of whom opposed American involvement in World War I, as disloyal German sympathizers. These circumstances did not deter Panken.
America's youth aren't apathetic—rather, they've grown up during a war obscured by modern American culture. If one doesn't care to look at the ...
Conscription to the island's defence force is to be abolished in the next few ... well paid, 2.5 - 3.5 times higher than the UK, USA and Canada.
And, can I honestly say that, given similar circumstances in today's America, with threats of war part of the daily news cycle, I wouldn't do the same thing for my own son, simply because I have the means? Should any formal conscription mandate be adopted, first and foremost must be a solution to this ...


 

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