do the united states have mandatory military conscription?

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  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Yes, and no.

    The US hasn't had mandatory military service since 1973 (The Vietnam draft.)But all men currently living in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25 must register with the Selective Service System, so that if there is ever another draft, they can be called up.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If you are a male over 18 years of age and a US citizen you MUST register for the selective serve (draft). 

    You cannot register with FAFSA without it. 

  • 1 month ago

    No. The US does not have anywhere near enough equipment or need for s many personnel.

  • 1 month ago

    It's an all volunteer military. The US hasn't had conscription (a draft) since 1972.

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  • 1 month ago

    nope, never have

  • 1 month ago

    Not currently.  It used to.  However, it does have mandatory registration for future military conscription.

  • 1 month ago

    Conscription is ALWAYS mandatory. The US hasn't have military conscription since the 1970s. Reintroducing it would require Congress to pass a new law authorizing it.

  • Mike W
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There is no draft.  That was abolished around 1973.  There is however, mandatory registration for Selective Service, which was started in the late 1970s.  So far the actual draft  hasn't been reinstated.  

  • 1 month ago

    No.  We have an all volunteer military.  Men at age 18 have to report to the draft board.

  • 1 month ago

    The US has not had that for almost 50 years.

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