Tuesday, June 06, 2006


United States Poised To Implement Mandatory Draft?

Halifax Live, Canada

United States Congressman Charles Rangel (Dem/NY) re-introduced a bill in February, 2006 which if passed will implement a mandatory military draft for all men and women in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 42.

Titled the 'Universal National Service Act of 2006', the bill will be introduced on Tuesday June 6, 2006 in the next sitting of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The purpose of a mandatory draft bill is, "to provide for the common defense by requiring all persons in the United States, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes."

Rangel first introduced the draft legislation in January 2003 but the bill was defeated in October of 2004. Rengel stated, "The longer we stay in Iraq and the more Americans are killed, and the less attractive military service appears to potential recruits, the closer the country will move toward a decision on the draft."

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