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Two lawmakers reluctantly propose bill to draft women

WASHINGTON – Two Republican congressmen who are military veterans have introduced a bill requiring women to register for the draft.

Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Ryan Zinke of Montana announced Thursday that the legislation is aimed at provoking a fuller discussion of the Pentagon’s decision to open all combat jobs to women.

Hunter and Zinke say the decision ignores research from the Marine Corps and special operations forces. They also say...


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