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Female Combat Ban

A Look Back At Women In The Military

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

-- Through the years, women's roles in wartime have evolved – not that women ever have been inclined to just stand by. During the American Rev...

First Woman To Lead Platoon In Combat Speaks Out After Ban Lifted

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former U.S. Army Capt. Linda L. Bray says her male superiors were incredulous upon hearing she had ably led a platoon of military pol...

Women In Combat: The Lessons Of Progress

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Seemingly out of nowhere, the Pentagon announced that it would lift its ban on women in combat. Just like that. No protracted national culture-war debate, no threats by conservatives to block progress -- in other words, nothing like the fight the nation saw over letting gays serve openly.