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Pentagon Opens More Combat-Related Roles For Women

Pentagon Opens More Combat-Related Roles For Women

POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 11:11am

UPDATED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:50pm

Beginning Monday, the Pentagon will open more than 14-thousand combat-related roles to women serving in the Army.

Female soldiers had been excluded from those jobs because the roles were either close to ground combat or directly involved in combat.

But advocates pushed for a change in policy, since women already risk their lives by serving on the front lines in patrols, and in risky military police and security units.

The Defense Department plans to assess the new policy in six months.

According to the Army Times, about 30-percent of Army jobs will remain restricted to men.

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Unless there was another major world war or something, I really do not see the point of allowing women into combat roles. This whole thing about equality is really going to far. What next, will men be able to undergo surgery so they can feel the pain of giving birth? This is just stupid.

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