Military combat roles will be open to women

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Military combat roles will be open to women

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will announce today that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat. Currently, women make up about 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel.
Women make up about 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel. More than 280,000 women have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan or to jobs in neighboring nations in support of the wars. Of the more than 6,600 who have been killed, 152 have been women.

Military combat roles will be open to women

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will announce today that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat. Currently, women make up about 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel.
Women make up about 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel. More than 280,000 women have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan or to jobs in neighboring nations in support of the wars. Of the more than 6,600 who have been killed, 152 have been women.
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