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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:32 PM
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DRAFT becomes issue as SSS plans to take women and men up to 34!
We're talking military draft here, not just the Special Skills Draft. Right now 25 is the limit. They're going to raise that to 34. This is a secret 6-page proposal that was revealed through the Freedom of Information Act!

This is really happening, folks!

http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/4759240.html

Proposal would have women register for draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The chief of the 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 years old, up from 25.

The Selective Service System 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 would authorize one in the future.

"In line with today's needs, the Selective Service System's structure, programs and activities should be re-engineered toward maintaining a national inventory of American men and, for the first time, women, ages 18 through 34, with an added focus on identifying individuals with critical skills," the agency said in a Feb. 11, 2003 proposal. Brodsky and Richard Flahavan, the agency's director of public and congressional affairs, and other agency officials acknowledged that they would have "to market the concept" of a female draft to Congress, which ultimately would have to authorize such a step.

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BUSH '04 = DRAFT'05
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