What were problems with the draft? (Vietnam war)

0 votes

What were problems with the draft? (Vietnam war)

asked in History by

2 Answers

0 votes

The draft in the Vietnam War was taking most of the young boys right out of highschool, they couldn't vote and they couldn't drink, but they could die for their country, not many volunteered, it was an unpopular war, thus, the draft was unpopular.

answered by
0 votes

During the Vietnam War, draft evasion and draft resistance reached a historic peak, nearly crippling the Selective Service System. Combined with the revolt inside the military and the larger civilian antiwar movement, draft resistance acted as another fetter on the government’s ability to wage a war in Vietnam, and brought the war home in a very personal way for a generation of young men. Draft resisters filed for conscientious objector status, didn’t report for induction when called, or attempted to claim disability. Soldiers went AWOL and fled to Canada through underground railroad networks of antiwar supporters.

answered by

Meet Talk Ask all about Vietnam

Book a Vietnam Cruise
Great deals for all cruises on our website