I'm not an expert on this but the recent story by the Boston Globe (I hear it is a Guardian type paper) states that the Bush goverment might increase troop levels by recuiting GIs from abroad. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/12/26/military_considers_recruiting_foreigners/ To any Americans/or anyone who knows about this kind of thing. Do you think this will happen within the next year? And what kind of reaction would such a draft get in the states? I remember reading that Filipino nationals could join the US navy. If this law was to come about who would be able to join? I'm sure there would be barriers for anyone coming from Syria/Iran/Iraq or similar countries. I haveno prior thoughts on this as I have little knowledge about how the US military recruits its soldiers so I don't have a slanted view. Any light being shed would be great though! Cheers!