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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

The Spear Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:53 PM
well, if they want in combat, it's time to do away with separate latrines, women have to pass the same PT, same haircuts, etc.
AmyDB Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:57 PM
As a Marine veteran I have to agree Spear. There's a reason men have to have short hair in combat.
Let the females adopt the same physical standards.
DSMike Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:55 PM
All should be part of the combat soldier regardless of gender.

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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