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Women in Combat Arms

Andrew Lubin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lubin

Let's get something else straight: if this is the law of the land, I have no doubt the Marine Corps will enthusiastically -- and properly -- lead the way in implementing women in combat arms MOS's.

Sadie Hawkins was K.I.A.

Harold Ross | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Harold Ross

If a military draft is ever needed again, Panetta's Pandora Box will not be closed. Then, women will have another choice -- namely, that of the Conscientious Objector.

Emily Swanson

Polls Find Support For Women In Combat

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

Americans are more likely to support than oppose allowing women to serve in combat roles, according to two polls released this weekend. Outgoing Defen...

WATCH: Soledad O'Brien Schools Guest Against Women In Combat

Posted 01.26.2013 | Media

Soledad O'Brien schooled a guest who argued against women in combat during her Friday CNN show. Earlier this week, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon ...

Female Purple Heart Winner Tells HuffPost Live: It's About Time

Posted 01.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Pentagon's policy of forbidding women in combat has ended with the order handed down by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta this week. The decision ...

REALITY CHECK: Women Already Serve In Dangerous Military Jobs

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

-- The Pentagon is knocking down old barriers to women serving in combat, but some already are in risky jobs. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's order,...

Molly O'Toole

Leon Panetta Removes 'Brass Ceiling,' Lifts Combat Exclusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The military services began racing Thursday to open jobs across the armed forces to women, a historic change that likely will put more w...

Dempsey Links Sexual Assault, Combat Ban

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's top military officer says he believes the rise in sexual assaults in the military is linked to a longstanding ban on women ...

Former Prisoner Of War Calls Leon Panetta's Ruling 'Good News'

AP | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch calls it good news for the U.S. military that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says women can ...

'Everyone Deserves That Chance'

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women in the military must have the same opportunities as men to take on grueling and dangerous combat jobs, whether loading 50-pou...

Obama Supports Tearing Down 'Unnecessary' Barriers

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness ...

Molly O'Toole

Women Soldiers Win Equal Right To Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the military ban on women in combat, allowing them to officially serve on the front lines f...

Women In Combat Ban Removed

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially e...