[Ed. – Don’t fall for the implication that the top brass thought this up on its own. Team Obama creates a lot of impressions with the public by detailing the uniformed military to say things. That doesn’t mean it was the military’s idea. Basically, it means that, having been kicked around in the Pentagon at the direction of Obama’s SECDEF, this case falls in the category of things the generals and admirals can bring themselves to say, without feeling like they have to resign in protest. Note this well: I guarantee you every one of the service chiefs would be just fine with not opening the last combat specialties to women, and leaving women out of the draft. They’re not answering questions on this because THEY initiated the topic as an issue.]
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday on opening all ground combat units to women, U.S. military leaders said it is time to require women to register for the Selective Service.
“Senator, it’s my personal view that based on this lifting of restrictions for assignment to unit MOS that every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft,” Gen. Robert Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, testified during the hearing, which was titled “Implementation of the Decision to Open All Ground Combat Units to Women.” …
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) asked the panelists whether or not Congress should look at requiring Selective Service registrations for all Americans.
“I think one of the questions we have to address now is registration for the Selective Service. As some of you may know there was a Supreme Court decision back in 1981 when in fact the question was put in front of the Supreme Court whether women should be required to register for the Selective Service under current law,” said McCaskill.