The Selective Service is drawing up a special plan to draft IT professionals. My initial thought on hearing this was “boy howdy, good show that I’m over 25 and not eligible for the draft anymore”, but then I read the article and saw this bit:

The agency already has a special system to register and draft health care personnel ages 20 to 44 in more than 60 specialties if necessary in a crisis. According to Flahavan [spokesman for the Selective Service System], the agency will expand this system to be able to rapidly register and draft computer specialists and linguists, should the need ever arise.

Yet another thing to consider as November approaches: which presidential candidate would be mostly likely to reinstate the draft and/or activate this special provision?

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