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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

John3138 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 6:10 PM
Um, you want women who are nine months pregnant on the front lines? That doesn't sound logistically smart, does it?

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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