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Women in Combat: What Do You Think?

The outgoing Defense Secretary has cleared women for combat.

Sweeping new rules at the Pentagon -- ordered by outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta after a year of consultations with senior military officers -- require the military services to expand all positions to women -- or convince the defense secretary why those jobs should remain exclusively male.  

Do you support or oppose this change? Tell us in the comments section below.

The armed services have until May 15 to submit specific plans for lifting all remaining job restrictions for women, and until January 2016 for all exemptions to be sought and changes to be put in place, according to a Huffington Post report.

Read more: Marine Corps Major Debunks Myths About Women in Combat

The changes do not require the approval of Congress, which will have 30 days to weigh in on the decision.

Carl Wester February 02, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Think sanity and tolerance for those you do not understand.
Carl Wester February 02, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Please let me know to which 'other' you are referring; Tell me something about that 'other' and your knowledge about and experience with or in the 'other' to validate your comment.
Roger M February 02, 2013 at 09:29 PM
you're right -- that sounds crazy... REALLY crazy...
Roger M February 02, 2013 at 09:35 PM
thank you, sir, for a refreshingly INFORMED opinion, backed by actual experience and realism...

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