What is perhaps most striking about Secretary Panetta's action is that it reverses the combat exclusion policy that...
Oh, the feminists will just say that the Krauts and the Japs were oppressive regimes that didn't grant women equal opportunities with men.
With little discussion or fanfare, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat that has been in effect for as long as there has been a U.S. military. Feminists and some women serving in the military are applauding the move as a victory for equal rights. They claim that justice requires nothing short of opening all positions to females, regardless of the consequences to combat effectiveness, unit cohesion, or military readiness, factors whose importance they minimize in any event.
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