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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Military has to decide which combat jobs for women

According to reports, Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving in combat roles. Over the past 11 years in Iraq and Afghanistan, women have seen combat while in support roles. Here, Sgt. Sheena Adams, 25, with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat Team II, stands guard in 2010 while on patrol in the bazaar in Musa Qala, Afghanistan.