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    Selective Service Commission recommends females be added to the draft

    Selective Service Commission recommends females be added to the draft

    They were considering 4 options.

    1. Leave it as is.

    2. Get rid of it.

    3. Add women to the current draft.

    4. Add women to the current draft and expand it beyond military service.

    #3 is the recommendation. Now it is up to Congress.

    Is the draft coming back?

    To the dismay of many younger Americans, mandatory military service could be at least back on the table as a blue-ribbon panel prepares to release the fruits of two years of study Wednesday on the question of national service, military readiness and a possible reboot of the Selective Service System, which has been on standstill since 1973 and the days of the Vietnam War.


    Congress will get some recommendations when the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service rolls out the first comprehensive review of the military draft and registration system.

    Politico reported Tuesday that the panel will recommend that young women be required to register with the Selective Service System as young men have had to do. Proposals in Congress to include women have stalled in recent years, but the Obama administration approved a change allowing women in the military to serve in combat roles.
    I would recommend #2. We are not going to fight massive wars of attrition with armys of ground forces. And our modern way of war is not conducive to a drafted force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Selective Service Commission recommends females be added to the draft

    They were considering 4 options.

    1. Leave it as is.

    2. Get rid of it.

    3. Add women to the current draft.

    4. Add women to the current draft and expand it beyond military service.

    #3 is the recommendation. Now it is up to Congress.



    I would recommend #2. We are not going to fight massive wars of attrition with armys of ground forces. And our modern way of war is not conducive to a drafted force.
    I agree completely, do away with it. I don't understand how they came to the conclusion that adding women to the draft, is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I agree completely, do away with it. I don't understand how they came to the conclusion that adding women to the draft, is the way to go.
    My guess is that they didn't want to get rid of it, and now that combat jobs are open to women it wouldn't be "fair" to not add them to the draft.
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    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    My guess is that they didn't want to get rid of it, and now that combat jobs are open to women it wouldn't be "fair" to not add them to the draft.
    Does this mean we got our equal rights now? Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    Does this mean we got our equal rights now? Lol.
    I suppose. There are still very few women volunteering for combat positions. Then they have to pass the training, and few are.
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    There is no draft. There is a system in place in case it's needed but no one is being drafted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    There is no draft. There is a system in place in case it's needed but no one is being drafted.
    Correct, but most males between the age of 18-25 are required to register. There are some exemptions. Even current active duty soldiers between those ages are required to register.

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    The services only want motivated volunteers. They dont want draftee's even the ones that dont run to Canada. This is just feel good politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Selective Service Commission recommends females be added to the draft

    They were considering 4 options.

    1. Leave it as is.

    2. Get rid of it.

    3. Add women to the current draft.

    4. Add women to the current draft and expand it beyond military service.

    #3 is the recommendation. Now it is up to Congress.



    I would recommend #2. We are not going to fight massive wars of attrition with armys of ground forces. And our modern way of war is not conducive to a drafted force.
    I wasn’t even aware there was a planned draft, but it makes me wonder why. A war against another large country, or preparing for mass civil disturbances of epic proportions? As you rightly point out, boots on the ground aren’t going to happen in a war with countries like China, Iran or Russia, so are they preparing for a possible post-Corona economic and social breakdown?








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