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Thursday, April 28, 2016

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.

In a twist that presages how contentious further debate may be, the author of the amendment voted against his own measure. It passed the committee by a vote of 32-30.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, doesn’t support drafting women into combat and he’s opposed to opening infantry and special operations positions to women. He said he offered the measure to trigger a discussion about how the Pentagon’s decision in December to rescind gender restrictions on military service failed to consider whether the exclusion on drafting women also should be lifted.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You asked for it, you got it! And will pregnancy be a way to beat the draft?

Anonymous said...

Careful what you wish for ladies. Fair is fair.

Gerald said...

Gender neutral army, gender neutral bathrooms, gender neutral weddings, what on earth is next?

Anonymous said...

Right on.Want to vote for democrats this is the craziness you get!

Steve said...

Absolutely no draft for women. NO. As Patriots, they should help toward the war efforts here at home, but voluntarily.

Anonymous said...

Awww I bet you would stay home with the wife ?.

Anonymous said...

Progressive liberalism at work.

KBinLA said...

This has no, let me repeat that no, attachment to the military. The government is just data mining.., getting more info on U.S. citizenry.

Anonymous said...

IDIOTS!