I have to tell this story, you guys'll love this. When the Iraq problem first started (during the beginning of the Shock and Awe bullcrap) one of my teachers and I made a sort of unofficial bet about whether or not the government was going to have to resort to drafting people in. I bet they would, and he bet they wouldn't, because he was positive there never would be one again. He put up the deed to his house, but it was unspecified what I was putting up on my end. About a month later, he withdrew from the bet, he was that scared of a draft becoming necessary. Fucked up, huh? That's how frightening shit got.
As for only drafting men...let me say this. Women are smarter, women are more qualified leaders, and women are much more vital for carrying on the species. I'd rather most of the male population be killed in war as long as the women remain. I mean, there's sperm banks and whatnot, for repopulating, and women would probably fix all the crap that's happening thanks to the male status quo. So in that regard, I believe it is a better option than treating women as equals, at least, when it comes to the chances of being cut down by machine gun fire or being burned alive or blown apart by a rocket-propelled grenade or suicide bomber.
As for forced birth control, I can certainly understand the reasoning behind it. Do I agree with it? No. Why? Because I believe that in the military, people are expected to exercise a certain amount of self-control. Ergo, if they're all resorting to what I'm sure amounts to disobeying orders, they ought to be kept a closer eye on or assigned/positioned in ways that prevent those kinds of relations from going on when it's inappropriate.
On the other hand, if a woman in the field was captured by an enemy group and was tortured and raped, I think she would be able to appreciate the idea of not being able to get impregnated in that situation, am I right?
The whole thing is a mess. The military does demand strictness but when forced service like the draft is involved, it's really unfair to everyone called into it against their will. The fact is, there is no solution. They've set it up to have no compromise.