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Pressure Builds for Gender-Neutral Draft

Four F-15 Eagle pilots from the 3rd Wing walk to their respective jets at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
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Four F-15 Eagle pilots from the 3rd Wing walk to their respective jets at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.

Even though it's been 40 years since anyone has been drafted into the military in the US, young men are still required to register with the Selective Service when they enter adulthood. Now, top officers from the Army and Marine Corps say it's about time women register, too.

The recommendation came during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said now that all combat positions are open to women, the policy change makes sense. 

For more on what the recommendation could mean, KPCC's "Take Two" spoke to American Homefront reporter John Ismay.

Veterans and Military Issues Reporter
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