A new poll has found that 72 percent of Americans would be unwilling to volunteer to serve their country if WW3 breaks out, compared to just 21 percent who said they would.
As the US becomes deeply embedded in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war and the Russia-Ukraine war, the Echelon Insights findings suggest most Americans hold a more ‘America First’ view of foreign policy than the political establishment.
Since 1987, the US military has shrunk by 39 percent, and the Army and Air Force missed their recruitment targets in 2023 by 10,000.
Meanwhile, the Navy missed its target by 6,000.
The lack of troops could pose a big problem for America’s war readiness.
While infantry soldiers are relatively easy to train in a crisis, pilots and naval specialists require years of instruction.
As The National Pulse noted, the traditionally conservative-leaning young people the military has often relied on for manpower may also have been deterred by its intolerant attitude towards unvaccinated Americans in recent years and senior officers’ promotion of far-left interests such as drag and “white rage.”
Meanwhile, with the prospect of WW3 is becoming more likely, Americans may not have to worry about being drafted as nuclear weapons would destroy most countries.
Last week, Former President Donald Trump warned that Mexico could be at risk of nuclear destruction in the Event of WW3 breaking out from the war in the Middle East.
Trump said the potential ramifications of another nuclear war could involve the total destruction of Mexico.
“The biggest threat is nuclear weapons,” Trump said.
“And we have a man that doesn’t even know what a nuclear weapon is as our chief negotiator. And it’s a very scary thing.”
“You could end up in World War III, and WW3 happens, probably Mexico will no longer be around, because the power of nuclear weapons are so big,” Trump said.
“If they hit us, you’re going to be wiped out, too. That’s how bad it is,” he added.
Trump spoke on the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, and his view on the violence within Ukraine and the Israel-Palestine conflict.
“I’m sure if President Trump would be the president, there would be no war in Ukraine and Europe,” Orban said at the European CPAC summit this year.
“Come back, Mr. President. Make America great again and bring us peace.”