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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

AmyDB Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:34 PM
Mick said.... I think we should make it illegal for women to own and operate firearms in the United States. It's obvious women fail to possess the skills required to fire a weapon. ____________ MMmmmmm.....4 years rifle & pistol expert in my beloved Corps. With the M-16 & the 1911 .45 ACP. Meat in the freezer, elk & antelope.Hides being tanned..... I didn't get it from the Safeway

On his way out the door as Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta has lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles on the front lines of our wars. More from AP:

Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule banning women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta's...

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