Lawmakers Push To End Draft Registration
Money spent for draft registration could be a waste, say some lawmakers.
They say the millions of dollars the agency spends each year preparing for the possibility of a military draft is a waste of money.
Reps. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., say the Pentagon has no interest in returning to conscription due to the success of the all-volunteer force…
DeFazio says it makes no sense to threaten to penalize men who don’t register when the odds of a draft are so remote.
Attempts to get rid of the agency have failed, DeFazio says, because too many of his colleagues on Capitol Hill worry that closing Selective Service down will make them look weak on national security.
“There is no one who wants this except `chicken hawk’ members of Congress,” DeFazio says, using a term to describe a person who pushes for the use of military power but never served in the armed forces.