Should women in the U.S. be required to register for the draft?

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(WKRG) – A commission created by congress in 2016 has recommended changes to the U.S. Selective Service, including allowing or even requiring women to register for the draft.

In a report, the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service says the U.S. should expand the registration requirement to include women. Currently, only men are required to register for the draft. The last time the draft was used for conscription was for the Vietnam War in the 60s and 70s.

The Pentagon has previously argued for the expansion of the draft to include women.

On top of that, the Commission also recommends the government require all citizens to commit one year of service to the military, among other suggestions.

The National Commission was created three years ago by Congress in order to get recommendations on modernizing the Selective Service.

The report also recommends using the Selective Service to call for volunteers to fulfill personnel shortages before resorting to conscription.


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