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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:26 PM
dweimaraner Wrote: 26 minutes ago (8:54 PM) i need another dose of ignorance before i go. sooooooo,,,,,, USMC is mi·sog·y·nis·tic,,,,meaning the hatred of women,,,even though the USMC has opened up infantry to women about 4 months ag ////////////// More proof he is a valor thief. The Marines did not open up infantry to women. Anyone who served and read the articles on that would know the difference The Marines allowed two female OFFICERS to attend Infantry Officer course as a test. (Neither passed) The Marines did not open Infantry up to women because that would be illegal. There was no promise that if they passed they would have been assigned to Infantry units

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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