NEW YORK (AP)- U.S. forces killed Iranian commander Suleimani in airstrikes on January 3, prompting Iran's threats of \"harsh retaliation,\" Taiwan's joint news network reported. Worried that the U.S. is about to return to war in the Middle East, young Americans who have completed military service registration at the age of 18 are searching online for a call-up, causing the website of the Federal Service Registry to crash.
American media published a disinformation article explaining that boys who registered for military service as applying for admission to school do not mean filling out a \"voluntary enlistment order \". Photo Source: CBS (CBS) website screenshot.
U.S. law reportedly requires people who want to apply for benefits such as federal grants and student loans, or enter the federal government, to register on the military service registry's website. Originally in peacetime, it was only a formality necessary to let the government have information such as the total number of domestic service population.
But with U.S. airstrikes and a sharp rise in the tide of war with Iran,\" World War III \"has also become a hot-button social media sensation. On the Internet, more rumors are that boys who have registered for military service in order to apply for schooling benefits are filling out \"voluntary enlistment orders \". The feared youths poured into the military service's official website, causing the site to crash. Moreover, the number of \"Dodge Draft \"searches has soared in a short period of time.
\"Due to the spread of fake news, there is high traffic on our website at the moment,\" tweeted the local registration office late on January 3. If you want to register or inquire, try again later.
A number of American media quickly came forward to refute rumors, pointing out that such concerns are redundant. Because of the reality of the u.s. military recruitment system, with 1.2 million standing army; the last recruitment of men back to 1973. If it is to be re-implemented, it must be signed by the Congress and the President.
However, this does not mean that military service registration can be evaded. Under U.S. law, all U.S. male citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 and non-citizens are required to register for military service within 30 days after turning 18, with a maximum penalty of up to $250,000 or a five-year sentence for failing to register.