Hey there, Macrumors. I've wanted to talk about something that's bugged me for a while, ever since I turned 18. But first, I'd like to introduce myself a little; I'm an American college student currently majoring in Computer Science. I'm 19 years old at the moment, and I turn 20 next year. Anyways, ever since I've turned 18, and applied for FAFSA, I realized that I'm registered in the country's Select Service System, which thus subjects me to induction into the military, should a draft occur. I've done some research, and it requires congressional approval to reactivate, so right now it's dormant, and almost all males age 18-25 are registered in the System, as required by US law. Originally, I brushed it off because I could always claim to be a conscientious objector (I am a Catholic and I do take it seriously; God and the like are always on my mind). But, it's obvious that it can't be that easy. I've also kept up with world affairs ever since I realized that I'm in the System, and it only stirs up fear in me that another war is imminent soon (whether it be with ISIS, Russia over Ukraine, or another conflict), even if that might not be the case. Every once in a while, it seems like things get better, and war seems unlikely, but as soon as that happens, something bad seems to happen again. My main question for you guys: do you see a draft happening any time soon, let alone ever again? Is this country ready to handle threats without the need of a draft? Do drafted people not always get sent straight to the front lines, perhaps into another field they may specialize in (which is why I mentioned I'm studying Computer Science)? I'd really appreciate the input from you guys; I've seen tons of intelligent posts here and I hope that maybe you can pass your wisdom onto me, whether it be to convince me to stop worrying, or accept an imminent fate. Thanks!