Will there be a US military draft?

The US stopped using the draft in 1973 and currently has no intention of re-imposing it.

It took place when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy ordered reservists and regular citizens to enlist in the country’s army.

The US hasn't had a draft since 1973


The US hasn’t had a draft since 1973Credit: EPA

What is the US military draft?

According to

Although enlistment in the U.S. military has been voluntary since 1973, Congress can reinstate the draft at any time.

This can happen during a national emergency.

The Selection Service System is the department responsible for the men’s shortlisting and draft management.

In the event of a draft, virtually all males between the ages of 18 and 25, who are U.S. citizens or immigrants living in the United States will have to register.

Citizens must register within 30 days of the age of 18.

Only US students, or visitors to the US or diplomatic staff and men in prison are not required to register.

Will there be a draft of the United States?

As it stands, there are no US drafts and none since 1973.

So far, there have been no reports of Congress reinstating the draft, but Congress could do so at any time.

Congress is also considering a bill to include women in the draft, according to Conversation.

When was the last draft of the US?

The United States typically uses a lottery system to select drawers, which it last did during the Vietnam War.

The last man to be inducted into the United States Army was on June 30, 1973.

The draft was introduced for World War I, and just over 2.8 million men enlisted between September 1917 and November 1918, according to Selective service system.

During World War II, more than 10 million US citizens were enlisted in the military from November 1940 to October 1946.

And during the Korean War, about 1.5 million people were conscripted for the three-year conflict that began in 1950.

The last time the draft was introduced was during the Vietnam War.

From August 1964 to February 1973, more than 1.8 million people were conscripted. Will there be a US military draft?


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