With tensions mounting over regional territorial disputes, some lawmakers have revived proposals to make the Reserve Officers Training Corps mandatory again for college students, so that the country would have a pool of capable officers to provide military service should the need arise.
The House Committee on National Defense and Security is scheduled to tackle the proposal during the first week of December, but the matter could turn out to be a contentious one as a counter-proposa
Selwyn, other than marching around school grounds, what did ROTC in your school involve? did you (or anyone else) have, say, basic weapons proficiency training w/ firing…? i suppose some parents will not be okay with schools having stored weapons & ammo?! perhaps, we, as a nation, should take advantage of the fact that our country is surrounded by water, and that a would be invader would need to transport troops by sea & air…. so, it becomes necessary to have 24-hour all-weather air & maritime radar & surveillance systems…. and hopefully, someday soon, our own spy satellite which can keep tabs on where ships & planes & troops are…. we will also need weapons delivery platform systems that can neutralize sea & airborne threats. since, we can’t afford expensive boats & aircraft…. it may be possible to develop /