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More Than an "Equal Rights" Issue

lshort Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 8:52 AM
I hope women do have to register for the draft. I deeply oppose the draft, except in cases of genuine emergency national defense of our actual US borders against an invading country, and I'm hoping that'll wake America up about getting rid of it.

Amid all the predictable feminist cheering we will no doubt hear about the "barriers" in the military falling now that women can be assigned to fight in ground combat units, there should also be a place for some sober debate and consideration.  

There have long been reasons that women have been precluded from such assignments -- reasons that have nothing to do with invidious sexism.  Rather, they stem from the physical requirements of the job, and the imperative of keeping our soldiers safe.

Michael O'Hanlon, a well-respected military analyst at the Brookings Institution (and hardly a conservative), wrote a...