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US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey (not shown) announce lifting the ban on women serving in front line combat roles during a media briefing January 24, 2013 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey (not shown) announce lifting the ban on women serving in front line combat roles during a media briefing January 24, 2013 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

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Women now eligible for U.S. combat duty

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announces the Pentagon will ends its policy of excluding women from combat.

Women now eligible for U.S. combat duty

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announces the Pentagon will ends its policy of excluding women from combat.