U.S.-Iran tensions: How close are we to WWIII? | Just The FAQs

Fears are mounting around the world following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani – but is World War 3 about to happen?
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The killing of top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump last week sparked concerns about the possibility of World War III and renewed fears about the return of the draft. So many people visited the Selective Service website on Jan. 3, it crashed. The agency attributed the traffic increase to “the spread of misinformation,” in a tweet.

By now you’ve probably fielded a question or 15 from your children asking if they’ll be forced to pack up and go to war. Here’s how you can answer their queries.

How does the U.S. draft work?
As of today, it technically doesn’t work because there is no active draft.

“It would take an act of Congress signed into law by the president for the Selective Service Administration to go back in action and call people involuntarily to military service,” Davis Winkie, a project archivist for the Veterans History Project at Atlanta History Center and a serving officer in North Carolina’s Army National Guard tells USA TODAY.

Eric Fleury, assistant professor of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College, describes the Selective Service as simply a database for the government to keep a list of eligible males that they can draft to serve in the military should there be a need.

Enacting a draft is a congressional power, not a presidential one, Fleury explains. Should there be a need for people to serve in the military involuntarily, then that list will be used to start calling people to service.

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  1. Wowee this is terrifying (I live 12 miles out of Washington DC)

  2. Vladestein is gonna become real.

  3. This is every gamers dream

  4. Oh my god people
    No one want its

  5. This gonna be the war where the world gets torn apart then Jesus comes back to stop it and save his people

  6. Omg I’m so scared rn….. like at first I was just ok with it and just laughing at the memes but I didn’t really think it would happen!

  7. Did you forget about the drone, American casualties and the US embassy?

  8. And so now WWlll is something to make memes about?

  9. Plzzzz stop ww3 I don't wanna learn another chapter on history on world war 😭

  10. What if world wars are strikes for the end of the world and ww3 is our last strike😧😧🤭

  11. Everybody laughing till the nuclear warheads come out. Every one BE SAFE AND PRAY TO GOD

  12. Says 2018 but say 2019🤦🏽‍♂️

  13. Jesus Warned about us that this will happen in the end times even so come Jesus your time is almost here

  14. I’m not gonna be drafted for a choice that I didn’t make

  15. This video was released mere minutes before shit got a whole lot worse

  16. It is not a matter who started the war, it is all about securing stability in the region for free flowing of oil all over the world, if Iran keeps on attacking oil tankers came from US and it's allies, the the US has no choice except engaging it and possibly control it.

  17. Every single woman:

    yes i do the cooking, yes i do the cleaning

  18. Some of this old farts would be like back in Vietnam 🤣🤣🤣💩💩💩💩🤦🏾‍♂️

  19. Ultimately don’t think Russia and China would risk war just for Iran. This war would be between the size of the 2003 Iraq war and the Vietnam war

  20. Im going with what the Simpson's predicted, WWIII will happen BUT, Apparently the UK will help us end it.

  21. my question is if you signed up to join the army years ago like 3yrs ago but decided not to go and there's going to be a war can they use that signer to fores u into the war if theres going to be a WWIII

  22. well great now im gonna die..

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