House Passes Defense Bill Automatically Registering Men 18-26 for Draft

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The House of Representatives passed a measure that automatically registers men aged 18 to 26 for selective service.  It was part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets out the US government’s military and national security priorities over the next fiscal year. 

The NDAA passed the House in a 217 to 199 vote, but it’s unlikely to be taken up by the Senate. The threat of a mandatory draft registration could awaken some Americans to the repugnance of wars fought on behalf of bankers and oligarchs.

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The House of Representatives passed a measure on Friday automatically registering men aged 18 to 26 for selective service.

It was part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets out the U.S. government’s military and national security priorities over the next fiscal year. 

This year’s NDAA authorizes $895.2 billion in military spending, a $9 billion increase from fiscal 2024.

While it hasn’t been invoked in over half a century, it’s mandatory for all male U.S. citizens to register for the selective service, also known as the military draft, when they turn 18. Failure to register is classified as a felony and comes with a host of legal challenges.

Supporters of the amendment argue that it would cut down on bureaucratic red tape and help U.S. citizens avoid unnecessary legal issues, as well as cutting down on the taxpayer dollars going toward prosecuting those cases.

It was led by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., and passed in the House Armed Services Committee’s version of the NDAA in May. The NDAA advanced through the committee in an overwhelming 57 to 1 vote.

“By using available federal databases, the [Selective Service] agency will be able to register all of the individuals required and thus help ensure that any future military draft is fair and equitable,” Houlahan said during debate last month, according to Defense News.

“This will also allow us to rededicate resources — basically that means money — towards reading readiness and towards mobilization … rather than towards education and advertising campaigns driven to register people.”

The NDAA also included the largest-ever military pay raise in history, with a 19.5% increase for junior enlisted troops and a 4.5% increase for others.

It also included funding for two new Virginia-class submarines and the establishment of a drone force within the U.S. Army, among other provisions.

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Hat Bailey
Hat Bailey
1 month ago

I hope this is defeated in the Senate although I doubt it. Since it has become clear that wars are instituted by bankers and the military/industrial complex and solve nothing, and we are not property of the “state,” serving should be voluntary and our boys not required to serve in wars of aggression but only for defense of country. Bring them home where they are needed now.

Ed
Ed
1 month ago

Conscription is un-Constitutional. However, with all the “girly-men” running around out there, something or someone needs to give all these ‘gamers’ a taste of REALITY. If they are going to conscript ? Everyone starts out serving in combat. Period. And let’s start with all these Senators and Congressman who have never ‘served.’ They are the WORST and totally out of touch with their B.S. law degrees and not addressing the needs of everyday working people. How about – no one can run for public office w/o prior military combat service.

Phillip Mezzapelle
Phillip Mezzapelle
1 month ago

“The threat of a mandatory draft registration could awaken some Americans to the repugnance of wars fought on behalf of bankers and oligarchs.” You mean they’d have to stop wasting their time with reality TV, pro sports, MSM and actually try to pay attention to what’s going on in the world? Do you think it’s possible?🤣

Ragnar D.
Ragnar D.
1 month ago

The corrupt federal government needs plenty of fresh victims to feed into its foreign war meat grinder so that the billionaires can makes some more money from all of those valuable minerals and other commodities in the war zones.

Suzy
Suzy
1 month ago

It’s time for the “Universal Soldier” to stand up and refuse.
If the politicians want war, let them go fight it.

Derby
Derby
1 month ago
Reply to  Suzy

And the bankers

skip
skip
1 month ago

This is a good example of digital ID and linkages which might be understood by those affected by this if passed sometime. Also, shows that in an all digital money system these politicians and treasury can take new and unlimited taxes directly from people without representation. Welcome to HELL.