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History of the Draft | Two Minute Brief

Over the past century and a half, the United States government has occasionally relied upon a national draft to fill its military ranks. And while the U.S. military transitioned to an all-volunteer force in the mid-1970s, conscription laws still remain in place. Today, these draft laws may soon undergo a major reform to include women for the first time.

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    35130628 Jun 27, 2016

    Minute mark 1:08 The Lt. Joseph (Little Joe) Haas crew of the 303rd Bombardment Group, 358th Bomber Squadron, Molesworth England disembarking. Lt. Haas was KIA 23 Jan. 1943. Second man in film, Lt. Robert S. O'Connor, Co-Pilot, was KIA 4 July 1943. FYI, neither were drafted; they enlisted proudly.

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