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U.S. Women Will Not be Required to Register for Draft

June 28, 2017

December 7, 2016:  Shortly after opening combat positions to women in the  military, the U.S. Senate voted to require women to register for the draft in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which then went to a House/Senate conference committee. But as Patricia Zengerle reports for Reuters, the already controversial bill was gutted of the female draft provision by Republicans “uneasy with moves toward allowing women in combat” during negotiations. Read more: Women Won't Register for the Draft After All (smithsonianmag.com)   December 7, 2016:  In related news, President Obama has come out in support of registering women for the draft. See:  White House: Obama Supports Registering Women for Military Draft (usatoday.com)  

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