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Articles from Draft NOtices, July-September 2016

Senate Passes Draft Registration for Women, Issue Is Still Unresolved

— Rick Jahnkow

On June 14 the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (S. 2943) with language that would require women to begin registering with the Selective Service System for a possible future draft. The requirement would apply to women who reach their 18th birthday on or after January 1, 2018. Earlier, the House of Representatives approved a version of the same bill but without language requiring women to register. -Full Article

Five Insights from FOIA Documents on Military Recruiting in Schools

— Seth Kershner

What’s the military footprint in your school district? How do you know? If we had access to hard data like the number of recruiter visits, wouldn’t it be easier to make the case for reform?-Full Article

Panama Papers and the Military-Industrial Complex

— Amanda Jordan-Starks

The Panama Papers followed in the footsteps of Wikileaks, Snowden and others to promote economic and political transparency in an increasingly militarized society. The massive data leak of 11.5 million documents from Panamanian-based law firm Mossack Fonseca covered a period of almost 40 years. The greatest controversy includes evidence that many companies and individuals around the world use 320,000 offshore accounts for suspected money laundering, arms and drug deals, and tax avoidance.-Full Article

Cost of the War in Iraq
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