BREAKING: Pentagon Makes SHOCK Announcement About Women In Military, People TICKED

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The debate over whether or not women should serve in the military is far from over, and the latest announcement from the Pentagon isn’t going to do much to resolve it.

Under Barack Obama, the military greatly expanded the roles women play in our Armed Forces by opening up combat roles to females who decided to enlist. The move was controversial, with many believing that adding women to the front lines places units in greater danger because women just aren’t as physically strong as men are.

But now, the Pentagon wants to take the concept of having women serve in combat to an entirely new level. The Washington Times reported that it’s now recommending that women be required to sign up for Selective Service, or the draft for those unaware, in order to help boost enrollment numbers.

“It appears that, for the most part, expanding registration for the draft to include women would enhance further the benefits presently associated with the Selective Service System,” the report said.

It added that a gender-neutral registration would “convey the added benefit of promoting fairness and equity not previously possible in the process and would comport the military Selective Service System with our nation’s touchstone values of fair and equitable treatment, and equality of opportunity.”

As of now, only male citizens and immigrants aged 18 to 25 years old are required to sign up for the draft, according to the Selective Service website. Under the current law, approximately two million people now enroll for the draft, and if amended to include women, the military would see about 11 million people added to the Selective Service System “in short order.”

In recent years, the Pentagon has tried to boost the role of women in the military, with former Obama Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up combat roles to women in 2015. At the time, the question was raised of whether or not women should be required to sign up for the draft, with most people believing it would be a bad idea to force them to do so.

It’s worth noting that in the 100 years or so we’ve had the Selective Service registration in place, women have never been required by law to sign up. However, in times of war they’ve stepped up tremendously to both support the military and our nation.

In order for such a change to take place, Congress would have to change the current law regarding Selective Service. However, even if it were to be changed, the Pentagon attempted to reassure people that we’re a long way away from ever seeing another draft.

“The Department of Defense currently has no operational plans that envision mobilization at a level that would require conscription,” the Pentagon says. “Even in the face of sustained conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, DoD has maintained its ability to recruit and retain a professional volunteer force without resorting to a draft.”

Naturally, feminists will likely be outraged at such a move and call it misogynist or worse. Yet, it would embody the very spirit of equality they claim to be in support of.

However, it’s worth noting that this writer doesn’t favor such a move. If we, as a nation, are unwilling to protect our women and children from the throngs of war, we’ve fallen pretty far.

That’s not to mention, most men go to war to protect their women and children from enemies abroad. Requiring women to sign up for the draft would negate the reason so many men are willing to sacrifice so much, therefore it doesn’t seem like the greatest idea.

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