I have been told by several ex-mil types that the US Government technically owns you when you sign into service.
This is off a bit. When you enlist you sign a series of contracts and service papers. These basically say, you are willing to abide by any lawful order given to you by superior officers of your command, or any command you are under. So technically, they do kinda own you, but they also kinda don't, like they can' tell you to do anything thats not a lawful order(Like...ordering you to commit suicide or run out into machine gun fire as a distraction, as that would likely ensure death)
I don't agree with a draft, its not necessary, and honestly, as a former Marine, I wouldn't want some punk kids that DONT wanna be here, fighting along side me with that type of attitude. Its just...kinda distracting when someone complains that they don't wanna be there.
As for women in the military, they SAY non-combat, but in the Iraq war, there are NO non-combat roles. Everyone not Arabic is a target. Cooks, doctors, reporters, EVERYONE. Women have been targeted and killed in duty, I've been targeted, though thankfully not killed. There are no front lines, and really no rules, in Iraq or Afghanistan. So really, regardless of what you do, your likely going to see combat. I was a radio operator, so technically I shouldn't have ever seen combat, but like most service women, I still did anyways.