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American women could be required to register for the military draft as soon as next year under an amendment to a defense policy bill passed by a House of Representatives committee on Thursday, and supported by some key members of the Senate.

The House Armed Services Committee voted 32-30 to pass an amendment to the $602 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require women ages 18 to 26 to register for the selective service, once all combat roles are open to women.

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