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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Nathan223 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:27 PM
Affirming the previous poster, training has little to do with this and a soldier's natural instinct and possible ethical conviction will take over from the training. You cannot completely remove that natural order from consideration by merely doing the appropriate drill enough times.

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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