Military Advancements

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Technology and advancements in weapons and machinery for the military is constantly being improved by people and policy in the United States. For example, robot technology has allowed less soldiers to be put into danger, reducing the number of troops needed. According to P.W. Singer, an accredited 21st century warfare specialist and political science and international relations scholar, “Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the amount spent on ground robots has roughly doubled each year, while the amount spent on aerial systems has grown by around 23 percent annually,”(Singer 1). Because of these advancements in technology, less soldiers are needed for war. Not only do these machines and weapons take the place of some of the jobs…show more content…
For instance, during the Vietnam War, many claimed that people were excused from fighting. One way that they would do this was through receiving deferments based off of their family backgrounds, such as, “Men who were ...needed at home to support their families might be granted deferments. It is worth noticing that many men received deferments were from wealthy and educated families. Prominent political figures accused of avoiding the draft includes Bill Clinton, Joe Biden and Dick Cheney,” (Valentine 2). Because people complained of these mishaps occurring during the war, the government began raising concerns about the controversies involved with the draft. Being selected to join the military became an annoyance to many rather than an honor, and more people protested the draft. Since people from rich, educated families were able to avoid the draft, and those who were poor began to protest it, it began to become ineffective. Another instance of the draft evolving due to people was complaints associated with the draft selections. Shown in the encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, “ The vast majority of draftees were poor, undereducated, and urban—blue-collar workers or unemployed. This reality struck hard in the African American community. Furthermore, African Americans were woefully underrepresented on local draft board,”(Coffey 2). This reality caused several protests and complaints to be filed due to the unfair treatment given to the people of the United States. Furthermore, the prejudice and bias in the United States caused citizens to make claims about the unfair selections of the military draft. In conclusion, people of the United States changed the way that the draft has been run because of the unfair selections and ideologies behind the draft in the
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