So a few days ago I blogged about the (supposed) impending return of the draft. A post on cf-community shared a URL over at Snopes that, while not refuting the possible return of the draft, does a good job of reducing some of the alarm.
By the way, if you haven't heard of Snopes, you should check it out. Everytime you get one of those emails that were forwarded a few million times, search for it over on Snopes to make sure it isn't a hoax.
yes - snopes is great for that - and for info on weird pictures that float around (camel spiders?).
it's definately my first "goto" when i get those emails from relatives. another good resource targeted at internet hoaxes is the department of energy's (!) "hoaxbusters" site: http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/
now if only the people you send these links to actually look there before pressing "Foward" in their email client... *sigh*
<b>Army Expanding 'Stop-Loss' Program</b>
The announcement comes as the Army is struggling to find fresh units to continue the occupation of Iraq. Almost every Army combat unit has faced or will face deployment there or in Afghanistan, and increased violence has forced the deployment of an additional 20,000 troops to the region, straining units even further.