Panetta formally lifts women-in-battle ban
Policy will now reflect reality, he states
Posted: January 25, 2013 at 12:35 a.m.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Thursday formally lifted the military’s ban on women in combat, saying that not every woman would become a combat soldier but that every woman deserved the chance to try.
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