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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Secretary of Defense Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Posted by Dan Savage on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 2:29 PM

ThinkProgress:

In a surprise move, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta removed the military ban on women in combat on Wednesday. Lifting the ban will open service on the front lines to thousands of women. Some Republicans have opposed putting women in combat because of alleged physical inferiority to men. However, women have unofficially served in combat roles for decades in “female engagement teams” attached to official ground combat units.

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