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If women can serve in combat, should they register with Selective Service?

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Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2013 1:17 pm | Updated: 12:07 am, Sun Feb 10, 2013.

The Pentagon’s new policy of allowing women in combat jobs has raised new questions about an issue that the U.S. Supreme Court settled 22 years ago. Should young women be required to register with the U.S. Selective Service System just as young men do?

The U.S. Department of Defense issued a Jan. 24 memo that will give more women an opportunity serve in combat roles and military jobs that had been reserved only for men.

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