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JAN 23, 2013 - The Guardian

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Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

Move announced by defence secretary Leon Panetta will allow women to serve in infantry and commando units for first timeUS defence secretary Leon Panetta is to lift a military ban on women serving in combat roles, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of frontline roles.The move, announced on Wednesday, could mean that women are eligible for elite commando positions. Women may be able to fill some combat roles as early as this year.Defence officials revealed the groundbreaking move on Wednesday. One official told the Associated Press that military chiefs will report back on ... Read More

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