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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

BuggiOlleo Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:39 AM
So, instead of starving to death from working 5 different part time jobs, single moms can go join the US military fight on the front lines and not be required in boot camp to the same regimen as their male opposites. My nephew was not aloud to join the military, he is a single dad. So, how does all this fit into fox hole moms.
John3138 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:09 PM
a) Where does it say that they won't have the same regimen?
b) What does the fact that your nephew was denied joining the military have to do with anything?

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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