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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

frank18 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:20 AM
Why not let then play in the NFL, NBA and Nascar.......... Oh there is one in NASCAR but she wrecks every week
LearningCommunity Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:45 AM
frank, interesting point about NASCAR. Actually women can compete pretty well with men in NASCAR and are more then one.

In fact, some women I am sure has one some auto race when competing against men. There is no reason a women cannot compete against men in auto racing. Or, better said, there is no reason to prevent women from trying to compete with men in NASCAR.
gatorbait Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 12:19 PM
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There is a BIG difference bein behind the wheel of a Car with 42 other drivers, if you lose , OR MAKE MISTAKES YOU GET TO COME BACK NEXT WEEKEND AND TRY AGAIN,,IN THE MILITARY IF YOU LOSE OR MAKE A MISTAKE THEY PUT YOU IN A BADY BAG AND SEND YOU HOME,,,NO NEXT WEEKEND FOR YOU

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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