I hope all is well with your nephew
. I know these times will cause much anguish for many people, especially those with friends or relatives in military service. There's much truth in the old wartime saying: "Those also serve who stand and wait." And that's about all we can do! I shall keep your nephew in my thoughts. Remember: Don't borrow trouble. Think good thoughts about your nephew's situation, as far as that's possible in these circumstances; and please let us know how he's doing, when you are able.SUN LION:Thank you
for your kind regards! Well, it's been so long now since the Viet Nam War; and the Gulf War has come and gone (more or less) as well. The Korean War surely was awful for all concerned, too. One of my good friends is a Second World War veteran: He was a member of a U.S. Marine Corps 75-millimeter pack-howitzer crew which went ashore in the first wave at Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands in 1945; and for the past couple of years he's been experiencing nightmares about it, after all that time.
I don't think anyone need be concerned, one way or another, regarding the drafting of women into military service here in the U.S.A. Personally, I think it's a good idea: The armed forces would benefit greatly by tapping into that pool of resources. However, this was last "discussed" on a so-called "national level" (in other words, by politicians) some 20 years ago: Activist feminists took the position that since war is a product of "the patriarchy," women should not be required to perform military service. Academe and feminist organizations howl if anybody in government so much as suggests such a thing! Add to that the "rednecks" who think women should be protected and put on pedestals and you've got no drafting of women
, period. Threats to political territory make for odd bedfellows, don't they?