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ringmastery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 03:51 PM
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U.S. proposes to draft women; extend draft age from 26 to 34
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U.S. eyes proposal to draft women

WASHINGTONThe 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 proposal, which the agency's acting director Lewis Brodsky presented to senior Pentagon officials just before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, also seeks to extend the age of draft registration to 34, up from 25.

The issue of a renewed draft has gained attention because of concern that U.S. military forces are stretched thin because of worldwide commitments.

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