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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:37 PM
Re: "I don't see how they cannot force ALL women to now sign up for the draft." The heck with that... only the leftist and feminist womyn have to join the combat arms.... they get to go over the top first! "Go ahead ladies, take that machine gun nest -- and remember, you wanted combat!"

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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