Arnie Alpert

Arnie Alpert

Arnie Alpert is a longtime peace and social justice activist. He lives in Canterbury.

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Commentary: Abolish draft registration – don’t expand it to include women

By: - December 22, 2021

Plans to mandate Selective Service registration for women were dropped in last-minute negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed Congress on Dec. 15. But they will no doubt return. So will proposals to end mandatory registration for men. The latter is a better step toward gender equality. Although military conscription ended in 1973 […]