Women could be forced to sign up to US military draft by 2018

Women might be forced to sign up with the US military draft by 1 January 2018 if government approves a new proposal from the armed services committee, moving one step closer to ensuring both genders would be subject to serve during war.

“Because the Department of Defense has lifted the ban on women serving in ground combat units, the committee believes there is no further justification in limiting the duty to register under the Military Selective Service Act to men,” the bill summary read.

“Furthermore, each uniformed chief of the services testified to their personal support of including women in the requirement to register for selective service.”

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