Adding Women To Selective Service Is Up To Congress

NPR | Jan. 30, 2013 3:18 p.m.

When the Selective Service was revived in 1980, women were exempted from registration because of their inability to participate in combat. Now that the Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in combat units, some are asking if women will be required to register with the draft database. Audie Cornish puts that question to Lawrence Romo, director of the Selective Service.


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