The draft started in World War II around the time of 1940 and lasted until 1973. Men were drafted to fill vacancies in the US Armed Forces that could not be filled through voluntary means. 50 million men from the ages of 18- 45 were registered, but only 10,110,104 were inducted into the military. Rumors are spreading that if we enter another conflict, the draft could be reinstated. Except this time maybe both men and women could be drafted.