White House announces support for women in military draft

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. The administration has been deliberating for roughly a year about whether to back such a change to the Selective Service. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has declared its support for requiring women to register for the military draft, a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military’s evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels.

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