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Women as Combat Troops

Posted Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Women as Combat Troops Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced plans to lift a long-standing ban on military women in combat. It will, he says, 'ensure that the mission is met with the best qualified and most capable people, regardless of gender.' Critics say women are in for a rude awakening and worry that the dynamic of mixing genders could weaken fighting troops. What do you think? Originally aired January 31, 2013.

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Community/Human Interest, Government/Politics

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Victoria Barrientos, U.S. Army veteran
Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jessie Jane Duff (Ret.), Concerned Veterans of America
Peter Mansoor, chair, Military history, Ohio State University
Mirit Balkan, former sharpshooter, Israeli Defense Force

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