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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:22 PM
This brings up one thing on which we can all agree. After High School, our President could not have joined any branch of the military. If he gained entrance by lying, he still could never, ever get a security clearance. But, what does our military know? He's the boss now.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:53 PM
What do you know about joining? The only reason he could not have joined would have been dope smoking and if applicants didnt lie about never having smoked a joint in HS we would have an EXTREMELY small Military.

Not denigrating service members but having enlisted in 83, and having been in recruiting in 2001-2003 I wonder what you, who never served would know about it?

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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