ONLY 8% OFELIGIBLE AMERICAN MEN SERVED - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • * BEN JABO
    • 07.11.07 | 03:42 (IST)

    served in the Military--Many others were protesting violently in the streets--Here's some facts:DEFERMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS The vast majority of Americans who were eligible by age but did not serve in the armed forces were exempted by reason of physical, mental, psychiatric, or moral failure; or they were given status deferments because they were college students, fathers, clergy, teachers, engineers or conscientious objectors. Others, later in the war, were simply ineligible because of high lottery number. Many others joined the reserves or National Guard, which were not mobilized in any appreciable numbers during the war. A relatively small number refused to register for the draft at all. Some went to Canada or Sweden, but few of those who evaded the draft were actually prosecuted and most were eventually pardoned by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. "

    from the article: IDF: Nearly 28% of Israeli males avoided conscription in 2007
    First published 00:00 06.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.11.07
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