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Should women have to register for the draft? Some top military chiefs think so.




Sgt. Jarrod Simmons speaks to his squad of Marines before they head out on a training march with 55-pound packs on Feb. 22, 2013, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines and the other military branches must open combat jobs to women in 2016. More than 160 female Marines are taking part in a grueling training program that begins this summer.
Sgt. Jarrod Simmons speaks to his squad of Marines before they head out on a training march with 55-pound packs on Feb. 22, 2013, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Marines and the other military branches must open combat jobs to women in 2016. More than 160 female Marines are taking part in a grueling training program that begins this summer.
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Even though it's been 40 years since anyone has been drafted into the military in the US, young men are still required to register with the Selective Service when they enter adulthood.

Now, top officers from the Army and Marine Corp say it's about time women register, too.

The recommendation came during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said now that all combat positions are open to women, the policy change makes sense. 

For more on what the recommendation could mean, Take Two spoke to KPCC veterans and military issues reporter, John Ismay. 

Press the blue play button above to hear the interview.