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Wed., 3:45pm: Panetta opens combat roles to women

January 23, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and......

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Jan-24-13 11:13 PM

insider, So what do you what to do go back to the days when women could not vote and they were expected to stay in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant?

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Jan-24-13 9:26 AM

It seems the egalitarians on this comment board would displace most of the women on the Titanic's lifeboats in the name of equal "rights". Sad.

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Jan-24-13 9:08 AM

White grumps or Black grins equal = It's about time woman get equal rights, once again. Maybe the Morman Church would learn a little from the current events, NOT

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Jan-24-13 8:28 AM

Why is WP allowed to say "grumpy old white republicans"? Is it ok to say " grinning young black democrats"?

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Jan-24-13 7:19 AM

Women's Rights - protected again by the Democrats while the grumpy old white Republicans complain about it. The Republicans just don't get it.

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Jan-24-13 2:03 AM

If they can pass the same physical fitness tests, fire the same type of weapon, hit the target, and carry the same size pack on their backs as a male then let them do it.

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Jan-23-13 7:57 PM

Equal rights doesn't mean limitations in whatever an American deserves. If the shoes fits then by all means wear it ........

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Jan-23-13 7:40 PM

Is a society, which would accept putting women on the front lines to fight, a society worth defending?

This policy change is shameful for a so called civilized country.

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