Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Draft Chatter

U.S. eyes proposal to draft women

The chief of the U.S. Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in the armed services...

The plan, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, highlights the extent to which agency officials have planned for an expanded military draft in case the administration and Congress authorize one in the future.

You have to wonder if these press stories that hint at the reinstitution of conscription are meant to test the water. Senator Hagel's comemnts on brining back the draft woudl certainly fit in with such a campaign.


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