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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

richard1088 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:52 PM
TeamGhetto Alert Update! Buck is quietly STRANGLING the defense budget while pushin' free condoms in debate #2 and Panetta pushes for our daughters in foxholes on the front lines. Meanwhile, with 50% of USN warhships incapable of combat, due to lack of spares or crew, IT IS NOW SO BAD THE NAVY IS DEFERRING RUST REMOVAL AND PAINT JOBS ACROSS THE FLEET. Go TeamGhetto, go!

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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