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Some Americans avoided the draft by leaving the country.
Rich man's war; poor man's fight. Straight from the mouth of a GI!
many young men were drafted.
college students could avoid the draft

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Real Gs do real things ya dig ?
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∙ 2y ago

some americans avoided the draft by leaving the country. APEX

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∙ 3y ago

College Students could avoid the draft

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∙ 16y ago

98% of the US servicemen who served their country during the cold war felt that the military had been a good experience, for many at least, when looking back on it. Often in life, when preparing for THE WORST, they find that an organization is not that bad after all. Many career servicemen (20 year men) ORIGINALLY WERE DRAFTED (or going to be drafted). Many of the men that volunteered for the service (called RA's-Regular Army...draftee's were called US's) thought the military would be great, it wasn't what they thought it would be...so they did their time (did their 3 years) and promptly GOT OUT. Both classes of men RA & US, that completed their service to their country...felt a feeling of pride and contentment with life. Civilians (past age 40) who NEVER served, have often stated, "...I wish I had gone in the service." Or "...I wish I had gone in the service...I'd been retired by now." All people age, "no man is going to get out of life ALIVE!" As people get older, and they see world events happening around them, these older and wiser people may feel that they missed out on something, something's missing, possibly something that they should have done during their lifetime...but for some reason or another, didn't do. Now it catches up to them...it's called REGRET. A few year's back their was a "rash" of fake Viet War veterans; MANY of whom were famous people such as Movie Stars and Politicians. Why were they telling people that they were combat veterans? Something was missing in their lives, so they fabricated a more colorful past for themselves. That missing item, may have been contentment.

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∙ 12y ago

Because of the cold war, mobilizing of the military reserves would be an indication of preparing for (total) war. This would or could have caused the Soviets/Red Chinese to mobilize THEIR military reserves. That's what the cold war was all about; upping the ante.

This had to be avoided at most (or all) costs; consequently, Vietnam was fought with drafted men.

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∙ 11y ago

Men were drafted during the Vietnam War starting at 18 years old, while the minimum voting age at the time was 21. Also there were draft exceptions for college students and certain professionals. This caused some to claim the draft was supplying a "poor man's Army."

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∙ 16y ago

It was the only way to obtain adequate manpower for world military requirements.

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∙ 13y ago

people getting drafted for war because they did not have enough American solders to fight in the war so any male 18 and up got randomly chosen to be sent to fight in the war

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Many young men were drafted. (Apex 2021)

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