|Women in combat (Photo credit: United States Marine Corps Official Page)|
Developing: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the announcement Thursday that the policy of the Pentagon to exclude women from front-line positions in the military will be changed.Women in combat: Will they have to register for the draft? - Yahoo! News
"We will eliminate the policy of 'no women in units that are tasked with direct combat," a senior defense official said, according to CNN.
That may be a difficult question from a societal standpoint, but the answer is straightforward, according to a legal analysis. On Thursday, the Pentagon will lift its ban on women in combat.Pentagon Lifting Ban on Women in Combat - NYTimes.com
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is lifting the military’s ban on women in combat, which will open up hundreds of thousands of additional front-line jobs to them, senior defense officials said on Wednesday.AP sources: Pentagon opens combat roles to women - Yahoo! News
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