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Pentagon Women Combat Ban

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.

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.