2016 stuff… women may be eligible for a draft if we have to go to war.
White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement:
“As old barriers for military service are being removed, the administration supports — as a logical next step — women registering for the Selective Service.”
USA Today reports that discussions about women becoming a part of a military draft have been happening for about a year now and it’s getting close to becoming a reality. Price said the administration still supports an all-volunteer military and doesn’t plan to reinstate the draft, unless something global happens such as a world war.
As of right now women can join the military, but aren’t required to sign up for the draft, while men of age (18) are obligated to register. President Obama supports the decision as he believes it will continue to promote gender equality. Do I even dare ask what you think?