Ban on women in combat to fall
The Kansas City Star
Under President Barack Obama, gays were allowed to openly serve in the military with the ouster of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Now it’s women’s turn. The ban on women serving in combat will soon be lifted. It would have been a big deal during the Vietnam War.
But since then, women have had to prove themselves under heavy fire in battle zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. They have shown themselves to be just as capable as men are in fighting.
About 200,000 women are among 1.4 million active duty personnel in the military, McClatchy Newspapers reports. Opening the combat doors to women will likely increase the number and intellectual quality of the U.S. armed forces.