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Lawmakers drop proposal to add women to project

According to two people familiar with the negotiations, the Compromise Defense Policy legislation due to be tabled on Monday will not force women to sign up for a military project, a startling turnaround after the change garnered bipartisan support for the House and Senate.

The heads of the House and Senate armed forces committees omitted this provision from the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act, despite the fact that the bills of both chambers would have extended the service system. selective beyond men.

This decision is a victory for the Conservatives who fought to remove the provision. These attempts failed because lawmakers on both sides supported the inclusion of women in the project. The expansion of selective service has gained momentum since all combat roles in the military were opened to women.


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