A reason to age quickly…

The Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the draft and requiring that Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in specific areas such as computers and linguistics. The proposal, recommended in 2003 and just being made public, also seeks to extend the age of draft registration to 34 years old, up from 25.


How is this travel related? If I didn’t think that drafting women was a political non-starter, I’d be advising folks to book their tickets…

Extending the age of draft registration won’t happen under the current administration, because it would be a signal that the status of current interventions are far worse than they’d like to suggest. But this one could happen during peacetime. Requiring registration of specific skills frightens me even more, but I think it would be far more palatable (and easier to pass under the radar).

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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