Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is lifting the military’s ban on women in combat, which will open up hundreds of thousands of additional front-line jobs to them, senior defense officials said on Wednesday.

Read the New York Times article here.

Photo: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times. Capt. Emily Naslund on patrol in Marja, Afghanistan, in 2010.

Read about a Wisconsin woman who saw some harrowing combat here.