Talk:Selective Service Act of 1917

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Not sure what's implied by this line[edit]

"When the United States first entered World War I, the total size of the US army was around 110,000. [2] Considering that the total number of casualties in WWII was more than 115,000, it is clear that more troops were needed in the United States military." Does this confuse anyone else? I think that going from the beginning of WWI to the end of WWII is an extremely confusing analogy, because so much changed within those 30-some years, including US population and military strength. Can someone think of a better way to introduce this section? Unfortunately, I've got nothing. Thoroughbred Phoenix 19:33, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Statute number[edit]

The most recent revision to this article changed 40 Stat. 76 to 40 Stat. 72 (in the first paragraph). I suspect this may be vandalism, but I cannot verify the statute number. --orlady 21:03, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I found online support for the number 76, verifying my suspicion that the change had been vandalism, so i reverted the article. --orlady 21:14, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Enemy Aliens[edit]

Fact is huge numbers of citizens of Enemy Alien empires were not excluded and drafted, and a later broadening of the definition of "enemy alien" pushed by J Edgar Hoover at the DOJustice was instituted, resulting in mass (many thousands) of "less then honorable discharges of men where served the US faithfully in WWI. This included thousands of ethnic Jewish, Greek and Armenian who were in the US but nominal subjects of the Ottoman Sultanate.108.48.226.29 (talk) 14:54, 9 December 2013 (UTC)