Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

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(The Hill) – A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have put women into conscription has been dropped under a bill tabled Tuesday. A source familiar with negotiation confirmed that the provision was abolished but did not respond to questions about why the measure was dropped.

But, according to Politico, who first covered the move, the provision was removed to allow Republicans to accept changes to the military justice system. The move comes as lawmakers nears final approval of the NDAA, which the Senate was considering last week. The legislation ran into several hooks on amendments that would win votes.

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