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Congress Debates Expanded Draft Amid Military Recruitment Challenges

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

The United States military has not activated a draft in more than 50 years, but Congress is weighing proposals to update mandatory conscription, including by expanding it to women for the first time and automatically registering those eligible to be called up.

The proposals making their way through the House and Senate stand a slim chance of becoming law, and none would reinstate the draft compelling service right away. But the debate over potential changes reflects how lawmakers are rethinking the draft at a time when readiness issues have risen...

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https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/19/us/politics/military-draft-women.html

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