NYP: A Senate panel’s newly approved defense budget includes a provision requiring women to register for the draft.
Changes to the draft, officially known as the Selective Service System, were made official in the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual military budget bill, which the Senate Armed Services Committee announced it had approved Thursday.
The NDAA “amends the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women for Selective Service,” a summary of the bill reads.
The US military has not instituted a draft since the Vietnam War, and Pentagon officials have repeatedly said they intend to keep US armed forces all-volunteer. more