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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:21 PM
In a few months the Taliban will take a homosexual man prisoner. Then we'll learn why the Marine Corps had their rules. Oh, and the women? How will they do when captured in Afghanistan? Never thought of that did you? That's why most of us are grown-ups and you've got the progressive mind of a child.

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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