Saturday, February 16, 2013

Still... Not Drafting Women

Although the Selective Service has plans for all people with any medical skills to be drafted, including 63 yo women gynecologists, the Selective Service clarifies:

Even though the Secretary of Defense has decided to allow women in combat jobs, the law has not been changed to include this. Consequently, only men are currently required to register by law with Selective Service during ages 18 thru 25. Women still do not register. (January 24, 2013)

But Leon Panetta may have changed that:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently announced the administration's intent to eliminate military women's exemptions from direct ground combat battalions. Unless Congress intervenes, a future court will impose Selective Service obligations on unsuspecting civilian women, on the same basis as men, despite findings that point to differences in women's physiology and performance capabilities. This will drive down tough training standards and weaken the military.

The selective service website is moving awfully slow.  Perhaps inquiring minds are alarmed.

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