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  1. Standard memberbill718
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    09 Jan '16 05:372 edits
    It looks like women will soon be required register for selective service, and may be drafted into the military along with the guy's. I don't have a strong opinion on this one way or the other, but it seems equality is a double edged sword. Any thoughts?

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/10/12/women-likely-have-register-draft-army-secretary-says.html
  2. Standard memberRJHinds
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    09 Jan '16 05:52
    Originally posted by bill718
    It looks like women will soon be required register for selective service, and may be drafted into the military along with the guy's. I don't have a strong opinion on this one way or the other, but it seems equality is a double edged sword. Any thoughts?

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/10/12/women-likely-have-register-draft-army-secretary-says.html
    When WWIII comes we will need women too.
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    09 Jan '16 18:33
    Originally posted by bill718
    It looks like women will soon be required register for selective service, and may be drafted into the military along with the guy's. I don't have a strong opinion on this one way or the other, but it seems equality is a double edged sword. Any thoughts?

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/10/12/women-likely-have-register-draft-army-secretary-says.html
    there is absolutely no reason why women shouldn't receive the same obligations as men along with the same benefits.

    yes, women SEAL. women green berets. the only barrier to enter a service should be the entry exam. if a woman can go through the same training as a SEAL and perform as well or better, she should be allowed.
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    09 Jan '16 18:521 edit
    But first we should debate the various pros and cons of a draft vs volunteer military..There is a moral hazard in a volunteer army, in that well-off and well-educated young people and their parents can support a volunteer army knowing that they need not suffer the risks they would have under a random draft system. OTOH, a draft military will result in less motivated troops compared to a volunteer system. These might not be the only issues.
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