Defense Secretary Lifted Ban on Women in Combat

“The Pentagon announced an end to the ban on women in combat, finally allowing our military to fully benefit from the talents of women who want to serve and defend our great nation. When we as a nation lift restrictions and allow people to serve based on their performance, we benefit from it. That was true when President Truman desegregated the military, allowing African-Americans to serve as equals. It was true when President Obama ended “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” allowing our gay and lesbian service members to serve openly. And it is true now for women.  As a Veteran who saw combat action, I know firsthand that America’s daughters are just as capable of defending liberty as her sons.  Allowing our women in uniform to serve fully is a win for our nation. ”  — Rep. Tammy Duckworth



One thought on “Defense Secretary Lifted Ban on Women in Combat

  1. Thinker Belle 2013-01-24 / 19:13

    I don’t know what woman would want to go to the front lines, but they should be afforded that opportunity if they so chose. There aren’t that many deaths as in wars of yesteryear so front-line combat isn’t what it was in WWII or even Vietnam. They now have the opportunity to become fighter pilots or advance as the men do that have chosen the military as their career. Most move on afterwards and it’s easy street after serving a couple of years. Why not let the women enjoy the same?

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