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Travis Gire, 22, would find some way to get out of fighting if he was drafted. "I wouldn't want to be in the government's hands right now, even though something bad did happen. I wouldn't want to be manipulated by what they would think to be the right answer for it. I'd probably try to sabotage whatever network I was forced to involve myself in," he laughs.

At La Campagne de Provence, Ivan Dominguez is one of the few young men who sees something worth fighting for. "A few weeks ago, I wasn't willing to fight. But the way things are looking, you know, this is my country. This is one of those things where you have to look after your family, so if duty calls, it's just one of those things I'll have to do. As a man, and for my age group, it's just part of life. If God chose me for a reason, then it's my time. If someone's going to come over here and start attacking our country, that's putting my family in danger. It'd be my way of taking responsibility for my family and my country at the same time."

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