29 Jan '13, 1pm

New survey: Broad support for woman in #military combat roles

New survey: Broad support for woman in #military combat roles

Broad Support for Combat Roles for Women Most Say Policy Will Not Harm Military Effectiveness Overview The public broadly supports the military’s decision to lift restrictions on women in combat. Two-thirds (66%) support allowing women in the military to serve in ground units that engage in close combat, while just 26% are opposed. Opinion on this question is little changed from a Washington Post/ABC News survey two years ago. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and The Washington Post, conducted Jan. 24-27 among 1,005 adults, finds that the public is evenly divided over whether allowing women to take on combat roles represents a major change for the U.S. military: 47% say it is, while an equal percentage says this is just a minor change. The survey, conducted after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ended the ban on women serving i...

Full article: http://www.people-press.org/2013/01/29/broad-support-for-...

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Panetta to end ban on women in combat

Panetta to end ban on women in combat

militarytimes.com 23 Jan '13, 8pm

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2013/01/ap-panetta-women-in-combat-ban-012313/ Officials: Panetta opens combat roles to ...

The current active-duty female force in the U.S. #military is more racially diverse than the male force

The current active-duty female force in the U.S...

pewresearch.org 24 Jan '13, 7pm

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today announced a lifting of the ban on military women in combat roles. In December 2011...

7 Countries Where Women Already Serve In Combat...

care2.com 27 Jan '13, 12am

I really seriously doubt we are going to see a mass of women enlisting because they can now take up combat roles, nor do I...

Women have served in U.S. wars since the 1st

militarytimes.com 27 Jan '13, 5pm

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2013/01/ap-women-served-in-american-wars-since-revolutionary-war-012713/ Women have serv...

Full story from @jhlad: Panetta to drop combat ban for female troops Includes react from @AnuBhagwati of @servicewomen

Full story from @jhlad: Panetta to drop combat ...

stripes.com 23 Jan '13, 9pm

Related Army opens Special Operations flying missions to women Women already proven in combat, lawsuit says Women sue Pane...

[email protected] statement on the lifting of the ban on w...

iava.org 24 Jan '13, 2am

“Lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles would be a historic move by the Department of Defense. Opinions on Secre...

New York Guard to begin moving women into combat battalions - United States Army (press release) #NewYork

New York Guard to begin moving women into comba...

army.mil 31 Jan '13, 12pm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2013) -- Women will be able to fill officer and noncommissioned officer positions in the New York...