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Last Hoorah: Panetta Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Tweety22 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:32 PM
He does this as he's leaving?
Drifter33 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:44 PM
Of course he is! Leon the Magnificent, having worked his damage upon our country, is now ready to withdraw to his comfortable home.

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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