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Top generals: Women should register for the draft

Military
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 2/03/16, 03:23 pm

The top generals of both the Army and the Marine Corps testified Tuesday that women should be required to register with Selective Service now that the Pentagon has lifted all exemptions for women from direct ground combat positions.

In response to a question from Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Army chief of staff Gen. Mark Milley both agreed that any eligible and qualified American should register for the draft, according to The Washington Post.

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Dispute over Afghan rape case could delay Army secretary's nomination

Military
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 2/01/16, 11:20 am

A dispute over the U.S. Army’s treatment of a soldier who defended a young Afghan boy being raped by a local police commander could hold up the nomination of the next secretary of the Army.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who has fought the Army’s decision to dismiss a decorated Green Beret over the rape incident, has formally asked Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., to add the case to the hold placed on Eric Fanning’s nomination.

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Nominee says shrinking Army puts U.S. at risk

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by Michael Cochrane
Posted 1/25/16, 10:15 am

During his confirmation hearing last Thursday, Eric Fanning, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next secretary of the Army, told a largely receptive Senate Armed Services Committee that cuts to the Army’s troop levels had already increased American security risks.

“I do worry about the size of the Army today,” Fanning told the committee.

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