Pentagon lifts military's ban on women in combat

Pentagon lifts military's ban on women in combat

Washington Post: Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is lifting the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening many front-line positions.

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 decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.

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