Should H.S. senior girls register for selective service draft?
Marine recruits Cameron Diviak, 18, and Vanessa Summers, 18, attempt to do as many sit-ups as possible in two minutes while working out at the Armed Forces recruiting center on North Limestone Street in Springfield on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The service branches and U.S. Special Operations Command recently released plans for implementing women into previously closed combat positions. But, now that women will soon be allowed into close combat, should they also have to register for the draft? Since 1980, the Selective Service System has required only men, ages 18 to 25, to register with the government in the event of a military draft. Barbara J. Perenic/Staff
Since women will be fully integrated into combat jobs in three years, Army Gen. Mark Milley and Marine Gen. Robert Neller both said they should be included in the requirement to register for the selective service at age 18.
However, political leaders have been reluctant to endorse the draft requirement.
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