Seeds: Since the Vietnam War, the draft has technically been abolished. However, male citizens must register for the Selective Service System 30 days within their 18th birthday in case the United States needs to instate a draft in the future.
Core: Today, the Senate voted 68-23 in favor to proceed with a bill that authorizes $602 billion in military spending, prohibits the closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention center, and requires females to sign up for a process similar to the Selective Service System.
Skin: The White House has vowed to veto the bill, but nonetheless, it brings up many arguments on both women in the military and the existence of the detention center.
Leaves: This bill is not completely satisfactory for many people. Many Democrats are displeased with the military spending and disallowing of the closure of the detention center. Many Republicans are not pleased because they do not women to be signed up for the draft.
Food For Thought: Do you think women should be signed up for the draft? Should there be a draft? Should the detention center close?