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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Imiss40 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:36 PM
Another take on this story - Could it be that we're opening up front line slots to women is due to the casualty rates we've been incurring since Operation Desert Storm, and that some of our military are in their 4th, 5th or 6th deployments? I hate to say it, but our folks are getting tired.

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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