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Sweeping military justice reforms, plan to add women to draft dropped from compromise authorization bill (Leo Shane III and Joe Gould, Defense News)

Lawmakers’ last-ditch effort to save the annual defense authorization measure includes more modest reforms to the military’s criminal justice system and drops plans to add women to future military drafts, two controversial provisions seen as major stumbling blocks to finishing the legislation.

But whether those changes will be enough to advance the bill for the 61st consecutive year remains unclear.

Sweeping military justice reforms, plan to add women to draft dropped from compromise authorization bill (defensenews.com)