Move Over Doctor Draft, Meet the Geek Draft

Well, there's no danger of this before the election…

'Special skills draft' on drawing board / Computer experts, foreign language specialists lead list of military's needs

The government is taking the first steps toward a targeted military draft of Americans with special skills in computers and foreign languages.

The Selective Service System has begun the process of creating the procedures and policies to conduct such a targeted draft in case military officials ask Congress to authorize it and the lawmakers agree to such a request.

Richard Flahavan, a spokesman for the Selective Service System, said planning for a possible draft of linguists and computer experts had begun last fall after Pentagon personnel officials said the military needed more people with skills in those areas.

Spotted via Brian Leiter

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3 Responses to Move Over Doctor Draft, Meet the Geek Draft

  1. Charles2 says:

    Some people I’ve spoken to about this laugh at the idea of a draft – of any kind. It’s been so long that most people just have no frame of reference for this…

    Then I remember how I laughed at the thought that Bush could ever get elected. I laughed about invading Iraq – what the hell does that have to do with terrorism?

    We’ll see who’s laughing if this gets implemented. I’m just glad I’ve already served (and am way out of the age bracket for consideration).

  2. misterMarc says:

    Ok, so the chances of a draft are, let me see, ZERO…but neverless, Information Warfare abounds.

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