Following the Pentagon’s decision to allow women into all combat roles, the White House has confirmed they are considering changes to the Selective Service Act to force women to register for future military drafts.
Under the current law, all men have to register for the draft at age 18, and can be called through age 26, but has not actually conscripted any into military service since December of 1972. Women are not required to register.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is apparently the one that’s been pushing this “review,” citing the growing role of women in the military, and the new decision to put them in all combat roles. Congress is waiting for a Pentagon report on the usefulness of conscripting women.
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This is a hollow gesture. Not only has no one been drafted since the Vietnam War (my draft lottery number was 193), it is extremely unlikely the draft will be reinstituted any time soon.
It will, however, force women to REGISTER, which will give the feds another reason to track and spy on them.