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Will women have to register for the draft?

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/24/2013 @ 11:57 pm In U.S. | No Comments

(Christian Science Monitor) Now that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat, does this mean that women could potentially be drafted, too?

And as a practical matter: When women turn 18, will they now need to register, as men do, so that they can be conscripted in the event of a World War III, or any military emergency where the US government decides it needs troops quickly?

It’s a thorny question, raising what may be a difficult prospect societally. But the legal implications are obvious, analysts argue.

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