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Op-Ed: US women in combat positions and the draft

Washington - When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta signed the order to lift the ban on women in combat, it raised the question, whether women could be drafted. The Supreme Court ruled in 1981 that only men were required to register for the draft.

Op-Ed: Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

Washington - Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, signed an order this week lifting a ban on women to serve in combat roles in the US military. While the final integration of women is yet to be determined, the lifting of the ban removes the final restrictions on women

Panetta opens combat roles to women

Washington - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced that the Pentagon is removing the military's ban on women serving in front-line combat, opening the door for American women to kill-- and be killed-- in increasing numbers.

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The Pentagon has announced it is lifting restrictions on women in combat.
The Pentagon has announced it is lifting restrictions on women in combat.
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U.S. Sgt. Stephanie Tremmel  with the 86th Special Troops Battalion  86th Infantry Brigade Combat Te...
U.S. Sgt. Stephanie Tremmel, with the 86th Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, interacts with an Afghan child while visiting the village of Durani
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Combat medics Spcs. Aimee Collver and Vanessa Bolognese  25th Infantry Division  pull security durin...
Combat medics Spcs. Aimee Collver and Vanessa Bolognese, 25th Infantry Division, pull security during a mission in Amerli, Iraq, July 11
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