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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Hope59 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:51 PM
I only hope that she understands, when against the enemy and a barbaric one at that, it will not matter is she is a woman. The enemy will not show her pity because she is a woman and she will be required to do the same as a man. She won't get special treatment. If you want to think you are equal to a man then make sure you are in the line of duty.

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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