I actually live in one of those countries where the men have to join the military for two years... But I'm a girl :P
((its not february anymore...))
No, I don't believe that we should have a similar policy in the United States. One of the main reasons people wanted to and still want to immigrate to the United States is that entering the military is optional. If we started enforcing this rule, we would do to the immigrants exaclty what they didn't want. I also don't think that we can enforce a rule like this because we are a democracy. According to the Constitution, we have the right to make our own decisions. If we have the right to make our own decisions, we cannot be forced against our will to serve in the military for two years.
Honestly, I believe that there will always be people who are willing to serve their country. For many, fighting is human nature, so therefore I think that military service should not be a requirement for those who have no desire to.
There isn't any reason that the US would need to force people into the miltary. I feel like their is more than enough people who willingly join the miltary. People who honestly that is what they want to do after high school. I've come across a lot of kids who told me that was their dream was to graduate then go to the miltary. So that being said we definitely don't need to force people into joining the miltary.
After reading these posts, it seems like people are forgetting about a major point here: we DO have a required military service protocal when we are at war and in need of troops. It's called a draft. We did it during the vietnam war. Resisting or fleeing a draft is a punishable crime, you know.
I don't particularly like to get involved in these kinds of conversations, but...in answer to your most nessecary post, I think that, although military strength is good on the side of defence, but I have several reasons to disagree with the idea of forced military service: 1. People should be free to choose what they would want to do, and many people would not want to be forced into service. If you look through History, armies have been misused, and people pressed into service, and much of the time, it does not end well.
But why would Russia invade us?
Since we all are free people, i think that we should choose weather we want to participate i or stay out of it, because the majority of people are against war.
Something like that.
Personally, I agree with the idea of the U.S. as a free country. Doesn't forcing someone to participate in something take away some of that freedom? Also, many people, like me, are opposed to war. It would be wrong to force them to do something they don't approve of. Besides, my dad was a marine and I can safely say that the U.S. military is not yet desperate enough to force girls to go to war, putting their lives on hold for something they may not even want to do.