selective service

Kelly Ayotte Backs Draft Registration for Women

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Having heard from top military officials, Sen. Kelly Ayotte is backing the idea of requiring women to register for the draft.  

"After the hearing that we had the other day about women in combat, I support it. I think that we've opened up all the combat billets for women who can meet the qualifications of those billets, and therefore it makes sense that ... women would also register for the Selective Service," the New Hampshire Republican said.