Female soldiers eyed for combat - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - October 22, 2004

Women in Combat:

The Army is apparently planning to do away with additional restrictions on women being placed in combat positions. The reasoning for this change is fairly sound: it's become so hard to distinguish what is and is not a "combat area" that enforcing the regs literally would mean keeping women confined to bases in the US. No point letting them enlist if you won't let them serve.

My favorite line from the story is this one, which explains that the military is already deploying women to these spots, regs or no regs:

Some Pentagon officials, who asked not to be named, said the proposed Forward Support Companies are at the least 'skirting' the existing ban if not violating it.
Yeah, I wouldn't want my name associated with a pun like that, either.

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