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Requiring Men But Not Women To Register For Draft Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules
A "men's rights" group argues the Military Selective Service Act violates the equal-protection clause in the Constitution.
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GOP Quietly Tanks Effort To Include Women In The Draft
It had bipartisan support, but some Republicans just didn't like the idea of sending daughters into war.
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Senate Votes To Include Women In The Draft
Look at that, Republicans and Democrats actually agree on this one.
Muhammad Ali, the War and Me
Eric Mink is a writer, adjunct professor, former newspaper op-...
Ali's personal pursuit of fair treatment under the law began about two years before mine. With the Vietnam War raging and young men subject to a mandatory military draft, Ali and I both sought official designation as conscientious objectors to war and killing.
Muhammad Ali Was No Draft Dodger; His Stance Against War Was Libertarian
Author of Where Do Conservatives and Liberals Come From? And W...
While the overwhelming majority of public remembrances will be praiseworthy, there are still those who have never forgiven Ali for his refusal to comply with the military draft in the 1960s.
Lawmakers dodge the draft and their oath
Army veteran, West Point graduate, author, speaker, mother, fo...
The Selective Service System was established in 1917 to provide conscripted manpower to quickly increase the US military
For a Stronger Military, Draft Women Too
Jessica Trisko Darden
Assistant Professor with the School of International Service a...
This week, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives quashed a proposed measure that would have required American women between the ages of 18 and 25 to register for the draft, even though both the House and Senate Armed Services committees' endorsed the idea.
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Uncle Sam Needs Coders. Here's How The Military Could Draft Them.
Defense experts say we could -- and should -- register mid-career experts.
Bernie Sanders Opposes Perpetual War. Trump and Clinton Could Usher Another Military Draft
H. A. Goodman
H. A. Goodman is an author, columnist and journalist. His YouT...
America's one-party system on foreign policy and war comes with consequences. Don't discount the reality of a military draft with either Trump or Clinton, especially with low Army recruiting numbers. Only Bernie Sanders opposes perpetual quagmires in the name of defeating terror.
When Leaders Declare War
William S. Becker
Energy & Climate Policy Expert
I do not believe in war, but neither do I believe we are done with it. What I know for certain is that no future conflict should be started by leaders who do not have the courage to be honest about why it is necessary and to engage the entire nation in the effort.
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In Defense of Gen Y
A word wiz who's in love with social media, cosplay, philanthr...
When we found out expectation paired with effort wasn't the end all, we added new needs to the equation of success. These needs became creativity, the ability to see beyond expectation and hard work, and the need to change the landscape of what we want success to be.
Charlie Rangel Pushes For Draft, War Tax To Battle ISIS
Rangel, a Korean War veteran, has previously introduced bills to reinstate the draft, and has one sitting in committee currently
Draft Notices Sent To 14,000 Dead Men In Pennsylvania
By Reuters, Reuters
Pat Schuback, a spokesman for Selective Service, said the agency sent out 57,787 registration notices in June. Among those
Beyond Economic Inequality: Worry About Inequality of Sacrifice
The lack of a draft has created two Americas; one America indirectly dictating, almost tacitly, that the other America has no viable alternative to risking life and limb.
Uncle Sam (Should) Want You!: National Service vs. Mass Incarceration
W. E. Smith Professor of History, Miami University in Oxford, ...
If we are going to end the Era of Mass Incarceration, we need to begin a new era of providing opportunities for boys to grow into men.
From Veteran's Day to National Service Day
Colonel, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (ret.), Author of Travels wit...
Just cutting the defense budget and rebalancing to the Reserves will go only so far to make us stronger, more secure, and most of all freer. Institutionalizing national service and sacrifice will help restore enduring national strengths.
Uncle Sam Wants You, Stars of Stage and Screen and the Sporting World
Writer, History Professor, Retired Lieutenant Colonel (USAF)
If our celebrities who profit the most from America are unwilling to defend it the way Stewart and Williams did, perhaps that's not just a sign of societal rot. Perhaps it's a sign that our wars are simply not vital to us. And if that's the case, shouldn't we end them?
Is It Time to Return to a Draft?
Attorney, graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, former Marine an...
In 1970, when I graduated from the Naval Academy and joined the Marines, the draft was still in effect. When Congress abolished
Burning Obamacare Draft Cards
Military Veteran, Social Commentator, Political Activist, Writ...
For a right-wing group to use callow youth to make light of the horrendous sacrifices suffered by my generation, both for and against war, I find disgraceful and offensive.
On Serving Our Fellow Americans and the World
President and CEO
I have trouble believing that a large majority of America's young (with their parents' support) would not serve if offered the opportunity.
What If Everyone Knew What War Really Feels Like?
President, National Veterans Foundation
I'm not saying the draft should be reinstated, but I am saying that we need to do something differently. Perhaps if everyone had an equal stake, we wouldn't just change the channel when the news wasn't good.
More Boots on the Ground for Peace
Whether as an active duty soldier in a distant land or as an educated citizen here at home, each of us has a vital role to play in ensuring our collective security.
Going on Mormon Mission Does Not Equal Military Service
non-profit consultant, public speaker and political analyst
For Ann Romney to suggest that a two year stint for the church in peacetime Paris is in any way equivalent to serving in Vietnam is an insult to all those brave men and women who did.
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