Nation: Soon, G.I. Jill?

Carter includes women

"There is no distinction possible, on the basis of ability or performance, that would allow me to exclude women." So said Jimmy Carter as he announced that he would ask Congress this week to require young women, as well as young men, to register for the draft. But the President is still opposed to sending women, who now make up about 8% of the volunteers in U.S. military service, into combat. Said he: "Women are not [now] assigned to units where engagement in close combat would be part of their duties, and I have no intention of changing...

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