The military draft may be headed for the scrap heap. The House Armed Services Committee will include instructions to examine the Selective Service program’s viability and possible “alternatives” as part of its review of the annual defense authorization bill next week, staffers confirmed on Friday.
The move comes following months of hand-wringing over whether women will be forced to register for the draft as part of the military’s plans to open combat jobs to all troops regardless of gender.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers — several of whom sit on the committee — has already offered legislation to abolish the Selective Service System, calling it an outdated vestige of military history.
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