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Bringing back the draft?

"The Selective Service System (SSS) wants to hear from men and women in the community who might be willing to serve as members of a local draft board," announced a notice posted on the Selective Service System's website on September 22. "If a military draft becomes necessary, approximately 2,000 Local and Appeal Boards throughout America would decide which young men, who submit a claim, receive deferments, postponements or exemptions from military service, based on Federal guidelines."

Draft Board members are unpaid volunteers recommended by state governors and appointed by the director of selective service, "who acts on behalf of the President in making appointments." Each board member initially receives 12 hours of training, followed by four hours of training for each subsequent year. "Positions are available in many communities across the Nation," the SSS notice concludes ominously.
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Title Annotation:Insider Report
Publication:The New American
Date:Nov 17, 2003
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