26 Jul '13, 6am

Great to see all branches of the US military are on track to open combat roles to women by 2016:

Related Hagel: Women in combat the ‘right thing’ — if they can do it DOD readies service-by-service plan for women in combat Members of an all-female Marine team patrol with members of the 8th Marine Regiment in Farah province, Afghanistan in 2009. Monty Burton/DVIDS Officials from all military service branches told Congress this week they can open combat positions to women by 2016 without lowering physical or performance standards. Six months after the Pentagon announced it was lifting a ban on women serving in ground-combat units, military officials charged with implementing the policy said they’ve started the studies needed to make it work. “I don’t envy you,” Representative Joe Heck, R-Nev., said Wednesday at a hearing by the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee. “As you know, there’s not universal acceptance of this concept.” Ending the ban...

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