US Women in Combat

The Department of Defense has announced that it will lift the ban on women serving in combat positions in the United States military.

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The move in some ways confirms the already-existing situation in the Iraq War and Afghan War over the past decade, but it also removes constraints and greatly expands the potential for female soldiers to serve in combat roles worldwide. The decision means that women will now be eligible for promotion to be officers in combat units.

The Washington Post reports on this story.

 

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