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How the Rules Changed on Women in Combat—A Legislative and Executive History Primer

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

To considerable fanfare, departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey announced¬†this week the decision to lift the ban on woman serving in combat units. Panetta stated: “General Dempsey and I are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion rule for women and we are moving . . .
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