中新網1月4日電據臺灣聯合新聞網報道,美軍1月3日以空襲擊殺伊朗指揮官蘇萊曼尼,引發伊朗揚言“嚴厲報復”。擔心美國即將再次陷入中東戰火,滿18歲填過兵役登記的美國年輕人,紛紛上網搜尋自己是否會被征召入伍,導致聯邦兵役登記局的網站崩潰。

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.

美媒發布文章辟謠,解釋為申請就學補助而進行過兵役登記的男生,并不意味著填下了“自愿入伍令”。圖片來源:美國哥倫比亞廣播公司(CBS)網站截圖。

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.

據報道,美國法律規定,想申請聯邦助學金與助學貸款等福利,或進入聯邦政府工作的人,都得先在兵役登記局官網完成登記。原本在和平時期,這只是形式上的必要手續,目的是為了讓政府掌握國內兵役人口總數等信息。

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.

但隨著美軍空襲行動,與伊朗爆發戰爭的態勢急劇升高,“第三次世界大戰”還成為了社交媒體的熱搜關鍵詞。網上更傳言,為了申請就學補助而進行過兵役登記的男生,等于填下“自愿入伍令”。擔心的年輕人因此涌入兵役登記局官網查詢,造成網站崩潰。此外,“躲避征召”(DodgeDraft)的搜尋次數也在短時間內爆增。

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.

兵役登記局當地時間1月3日晚間推文指出:“由于假消息流傳,我們網站目前出現高流量。若您要進行登記或查詢,請稍后再嘗試。”

\"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.

多家美媒趕緊出面辟謠,指出這樣的擔心是多余的。因美軍現實行募兵制,擁有120萬常備軍;上一次征召役男入伍要回溯到1973年。如果要重新實施,必須經國會立法及總統簽署。

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.

不過,這并不代表可以逃避兵役登記。美國法律規定,所有年齡在18至25歲之間的美國男性公民和無公民資格的男性移民,都要在滿18歲后30天內進行兵役登記,未登記者最高可重罰25萬美元或服刑5年。

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.


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