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Pentagon to Let Women Serve Closer to Front Lines

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Home Post Blog: The Department of Defense announced on Thursday new rules that will allow women in the United States military to serve closer to the front lines of combat. The new Pentagon rules will open an additional 14,325 military positions to female servicemembers.

The Armed Forces Press Service reports the changes announced today in essence strike down a 1994 policy that banned female servicemembers from working in positions near combat units – positions like tank mechanics and field artillery radar operators. (Read more)

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HarryStreet | February 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. ― 2 years, 7 months ago

Our military's view about women on the battlefield is as backwards as can be. In WWII the Russians had female pilots harassing Nazis and female snipers that drove fear into the Aryan super-race. In our Revolutionary War we had women in the battlefield fighting the British.

Bottom-line: If a woman wants to fight on the frontlines for the US, let them! I know plenty of men who wouldn't go near combat.

Think of Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, George W Bush, Bill Clinton. Many of our leaders (male leaders) don't want to fight themselves, so let the women represent us alongside men too.

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Peking_Duck_SD | February 10, 2012 at 10:02 a.m. ― 2 years, 7 months ago

Look up Rick Santorum's comments on this.

Not only is he opposed to allowing gays to serve openly, he came out against this saying "women's emotions can interfere."

More proof that homophobia, sexism, racism and bigotry more often than not come packed together.

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