CBS News: Defense Secretary to Lift Ban on Women in Combat

By WBNG News

CBS News: Defense Secretary to Lift Ban on Women in Combat

January 23, 2013 Updated Jan 23, 2013 at 5:28 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) According to a report from CBS News, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to rescind the decades-old policy which prohibits women from serving in ground combat units in the U.S. armed forces.

According to the CBS News report:

The policy will make women eligible to serve as infantrymen on combat patrol and even in elite special operations units, like the Navy SEALS.

Read the entire CBS News report HERE.

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