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The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


100 years ago in Spokane: Newspapers rush publication of draft lottery results

The “most stupendous of all lotteries, in all ages” took place in Washington D.C., affecting the military fate of 10 million young Americans. It was the World War I draft …


Past opinions provide perspective

Military draft, Sept. 7, 1956 Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson caught the ire of the editorial board.


House committee votes to require women to register for draft

Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat …