Carter's draft proposals
I have not called for and do not anticipate calling for a draft," said Jimmy Carter. "We are advocating [only] registration for a draft." But a law passed by Congress in November required the President last week to spell out the kind of draft he would ask the legislators to approve if one ever did become necessary.
The main features of Carter's 62-page message:
> Men and women born before 1960 would escape service entirely; they would not even be asked to register. All Americans born in 1960 and 1961 would register this year, assuming that Congress votes authorization. People born...