US Planning A Draft, Women And Students Not Exempt

There is pending legislation in the House and Senate (twin bills: S 89 and HR 163) which will time the program’s initiation so the draft can begin at early as Spring 2005 — just after the 2004 presidential election… $28 million has been added to the 2004 Selective Service System (SSS) budget to prepare for a military draft that could start as early as June 15, 2005. Selective Service must report to Bush on March 31, 2005 that the system, which has lain dormant for decades, is ready for activation… In December 2001, Canada and the U.S. signed a smart border declaration, which could be used to keep would-be draft dodgers in… this plan, among other things, eliminates higher education as a shelter and includes women in the draft — via Die Puny Humans

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