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The idea of a military draft can be an emotional one for people old enough to remember the Vietnam War.
People burned draft cards in protest in hopes of avoiding the conflict in Southeast Asia. Although the draft ended in the 1970s, a system is still in place to call up young men to military service if needed in case of a national emergency.
And part of New Mexico Selective Service Director John Caldwell’s job is to make people aware that it exists.