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Women in Combat

LOOK: A Look At Countries Where Women Are In Combat

The Associated Press | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

From France's Joan of Arc, to female resistance fighters of World War II and the black-clad women warriors of the Viet Cong, popular history is filled...

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 ...

Tina Turner Moving On, Two Politicians in Complicated Trouble, Republican Dance With Latino Voters Hard to Follow

Janell Ross | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

"Minister Louis Farrakhan, who resides on the south side of Chicago in the same neighborhood where President Obama's home is, appealed to the President to visit people in inner city Chicago the same way he did the families in Newtown, Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. Twenty six people lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a mass shooting.

Women Are Fit for Combat

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton

If we continue to pretend that women aren't in combat, and close some roles to them, we deny them the promotions that go to the men they fought next to. We perpetuate the myth that women aren't really warriors, which, in the military, means you are worth less.

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...

Women in Combat Arms: The U.S. Has Got This One Right

Michael Kay | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics
Michael Kay

Problems should be expected, but it is only a matter of time before women in all combat roles across all militaries becomes the norm.

Women in Combat

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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...

No Reason Women Soldiers Can't Handle Fear, Exhaustion, Exhilaration

David Wood | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
David Wood

Tank loader and Marine rifleman are two of those jobs currently closed to women. Judging by my experience, at least, I see no reason why women couldn't do either. But it ain't easy.

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 | 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 ...

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.

The Daily Szep- Women in Combat

Paul Szep | Posted 03.26.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


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...

Allen West: Combat Is No Place For A Woman

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Former Florida Rep. Allen West (R) took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his dismay at plans to lift a combat ban and allow women to fight on the fr...

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 ...

Servicewomen Speak Out On New Opportunities

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

* Servicewomen say they already serve in combat zones * Without combat ribbons, their careers are stunted * Critics say ...

Molly O'Toole

Women Soldiers Win Equal Right To Fight | 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...

Obama Lifting Ban on Women in Combat Makes the US Stronger

Jon Soltz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Much has been said about President Obama's inauguration address possibly signaling an era of the bold, positive change so many expected from him. Today, a monumental move has been made, which shows that is exactly what is happening.

Pentagon to Lift Ban on Women in Combat

David Wood | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
David Wood

Many of the military women I know have been agitating for decades for the opportunity to compete for combat jobs. This is a done deal.

LOOK: Assad's All-Female Soldiers

Agence France Presse | Sammy Ketz | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

At 40 years of age, Abir Ramadan joined the all-female unit of Syria's new paramilitary force, pledging loyalty to Bashar al-Assad in the armed strugg...

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...

Female Marine Demands Equality: 'Women Are Categorically Excluded'

Posted 12.05.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Captain Zoe Bedell told HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff that she was joining a lawsuit against the government policy banni...