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The failing effort to add women to infantry, special operations forces | Tampa Bay Times

The failing effort to add women to infantry, special operations forces | Tampa Bay Times

In January 2013, the Department of Defense announced it was removing the combat exclusion ban that kept women out of infantry units and special operations forces like Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets.

Where do we stand nearly four years later?

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta argued, “If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job — and let me be clear, we are not reducing qualifications — then they should have the right to serve.”

Source: Column: The failing effort to add women to infantry, special operations forces | Tampa Bay Times