Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

The Pentagon formally announced on Thursday its decision to lift its ban on women in front-line combat roles.

Pentagon lifts ban on women in combat

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Pentagon formally announced on Thursday its decision to lift its ban on women in front-line combat roles.

"The Department's goal in rescinding the rule is to ensure that the mission is met with the best-qualified and most capable people, regardless of gender," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement.

Panetta is due to address a Pentagon news conference in the coming hours.

Last Mod: 24 Ocak 2013, 18:01
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