Pentagon advocates requiring women to sign up for military draft
THE WASHINGTON TIMES – ROWAN SCARBOROUGH
The Pentagon says the country should stick with mandatory registration for a military draft, and it advocates requiring women to sign up too for the first time in the nation’s history.
The recommendations are contained in a Defense Department report to Congress that serves as a starting point for a new commission examining military, national and public service.
The report was required by Congress for submission this year and was completed in the early months of the Trump administration by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
Currently, only male citizens and residents, age 18-25, are required to register, which happens at a pace of about 2 million each year.