House defense policy bill would require women to register for draft

by The Wall Street Journal  |  published on May 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – The House Armed Services Committee approved an annual defense policy bill early Thursday morning that includes a provision that would require women to register with the Selective Service System.

House passage of the policy measure came about a month after Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved final plans to integrate women into all front-line military combat units. The military services are beginning to put those plans into effect, though officials have cautioned that the full incorporation of women could take years and that they are unlikely to be equally represented in many combat units.

The requirement that women register for the draft would be more a symbolic measure than a practical one, as the U.S. hasn’t used a draft system since the Vietnam War.

The measure requiring women to register for the military draft was part of a $610 billion annual Defense authorization bill that the House Armed Services Committee advanced on Thursday in a 60-2 vote after a session lasting more than 16 hours. The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill in mid-May. The Senate also will put forward its own version of a policy bill next month, and the two chambers must then agree on what to include in a compromise bill that lays out defense priorities and funding targets.

  • The Redhawk

    WOMEN want EQUALITY….Well This is ONE step…

  • Dave

    GEE WHIZ, I thought we had enough women in combat units after the DOD did away with “Don’t ask, Don’t tell”. Perhaps we need to count them to determine where we stand.

  • MoonBeamWatcher

    EVERYONE should have to serve in the Military or
    provide public service so We all contribute to American
    greatness! High time more then the poor served! If some
    Congressmans son or gran was in service a greater measure
    of thought would be given to risking young peoples lives and
    EVERYONE would feel a SOLID part of America! Even dissabled
    individuals like the Israeli’s do so EVERYONE feels INCLUSIVE!

    • Rodney Steward

      I TOTALLY 110% AGREE! It would make a lot of people think different and make them a lot better person!

  • Natalie

    So a handful of crazed,wild eyed feminists are once again going to make life harder and far less pleasant for the rest of us. Common sense really does have no place in the liberal ideology does it?

    • rockcut

      Why are you blaming feminists when the CONGRESS IS THE BODY that is making the law for women to sign up for the draft. Last I looked it was overwhelmingly MALE.

      • Rodney Steward

        Yep, the way it should be! How many years did U pull???

        • rockcut

          Are you referring to how many years I served in the military? If so, 22 years !!!!

          • Rodney Steward

            Military, or prison, your to stupid to have been in the military! Most people that have served don’t act and think like you do, something is bad wrong with you!

          • rockcut

            Again, you show what a hot air empty suit you are posting child like insults. Pretend bullies like you are a dime a doz.

          • Rodney Steward

            Don’t care what U think, I posted NO LIES, just FACTS! Not my fault you voted for a black boy!

          • rockcut

            I am tired of your ignorance. It was amusing at first. But now, each of your posts get more childish. You think and post like a 12 year old bully. YOU ARE DISMISSED.

          • Rodney Steward

            I don’t really care what U do, I just know every time U come on these sites, it’s always a crybaby attitude from U, never anything good! So why don’t U just stay away and things would be SOOOOOO much better! Let me guess, you’re voting for Hellary, just a White Obama!

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            do you think he will ever go away.

          • Rodney Steward

            Of course not, he’s to stupid and don’t have a clue at what this President is doing to our military! I have family in there, and care a lot what’s going on, 3 members in fact, 2 in the sand lands!

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            he doesn’t understand that.

  • Rodney Steward

    Watched a special last night on how bad our military has really become, and most is really kept quiet! They took a survey of women in the military, and ask them about being put on the front lines to fight, and 91% said no, they didn’t really want any part of it! And the Army in now being indoctrinated on the dangers of White Privilege, now our military is being divided! Anything and everything to keep dividing every part of our country! But yet, our gov. still does NOTHING with this mad POS, and they don’t realize, without We The People, there is NO THEM (GOV)!!

    • rockcut

      you sure posted a very mixed up post …popping of phrases like indoctrinated on the dangers of White Privilege ( with no factual background to back up this phrase. Then our military is being divided as another phrase that is not backed up. How? Sorry, You message is not worthy of believe.

      • Rodney Steward

        Well rockgut, your name suites you well, dumb as a box of rocks! It’s not my fault you’re totally uninformed and some of this was on LAST NIGHT on the NEWS! It’s true, U dem. are a bunch of idiots, always running those D-Sers and don’t have a clue at what’s going on in our OWN COUNTEY! If U don’t have a TV go to the furniture store, I’m sure they’ll have one on, and you can just sit down on one of their sofa’s and watch it for free! Better yet, save this country some time and blow your brains out!

        • rockcut

          Are you trying to recreate your school year bully form. Your post is nothing but childish put downs. There was nothing of substance. Your whole rant can be graded as 12 yr. old bully rant. Try to be more clean and attemt to say something more adult.

          • Rodney Steward

            Not trying to do anything loser, I call a spade a spade, and you are very uninformed to the point that it’s almost laughable! And a 12 year old is probably much more informed than U! How many years do U have in service??

          • rockcut

            You have zero facts that I am uninformed. Again, it is just a childish put down claim. Not adult at all. It is a meaningless statement. For your information, I served 22 years in the USAF and also served 8 years in a national military service organization ….3 as National President. Punk statements, like the two you have posted to me roll right off my back. I can tell you are very challenged to act like an adult.

          • Rodney Steward

            Your mouth is all I need to know you’re uninformed, and you boy are a disgrace to any uniform! I nailed one thing for sure, U be a DEMO Kool-Aid drinking fool!

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            Your informed, informed of what, and by what? Left-Wit gibberish? couldn’t be anything else.

          • used_to_be_a_liberal

            You really are a left-wit aren’t you. You look at the present, say oh wow, then hug yourself, but unfortunately like most left-wits you don’t look down the road.

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        If you do not understand what he said then you are a fool, with a closed mind, wearing rose colored glasses.

    • MoonBeamWatcher

      This is all part of Baracks plan to weaken unit cohesion and it’s traditional “Good Order and Dissiplin” today’s ‘military’ with it’s bogus Rules of Engagement and SNITCH or be RELIEVED of Command or given letter of reprmand for NOT REPORTING bad breath, foul mouth or drinking to excess or fighting! What do warriors do to unwind? And just who joins other then adventurers . . . a quarter of my boat drove motorcycles, smoked, drank and swore like the sailers we were!

      • Rodney Steward

        I hear you my friend and thank you for your service! I to took an Oath in 72, and like you said, everyone has to let off steam sometimes. I have family in right now that said things were awful right now, people being forced out and not being replaced, and what few are is with people, like the President that don’t have a clue at what their jobs are! I can’t believe our Gov. hasn’t taken out Obama, if he were White they already would have!

  • No

    Noncompliance…we will not register our daughters into a military draft system.

    • MoonBeamWatcher

      We should reinstate the draft and EVERYONE
      should be eligible man/woman and disabled!

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