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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Dot462 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:26 PM
If any female can meet the requirements for the combat position, go for it. If any woman can meet the requirements for SEALs or Delta Force, go for it. It's fine to open up positions to women but we must be sure they meet all the requirements of that position. No lowering of standards such as was done with female applicants for firefighter and police officer. If men have to register for the draft, then women should, also, since there wouldn't be equality if women couldn't be drafted.

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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