Originally Posted by Warfish
If the problem is a War. A real War, i.e. we and another Nation State are going to go after it over something, then I agree with him. The Professional force should be sent in first, and the Draft restarted to provide reserve troops and time-out-of-field for the first-line professional units.
I wonder if we would ever see a large scale war again, our military might is so great that would a real offensive ever match say WWII in size and scope?
Our warfare technology has advanced so much I wonder if we would ever see a real war of that ilk ever again.
We lost what, 400,000 in WWII, 60,000 in Viet Nam and about 7,000 in the current "war on terror" (Iraq/Afghanistan). Could we ever see a prolonged military offensive we would even approach the numbers for WWII or Viet Nam that a draft would be required?