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WASHINGTON -- It must be true what they say about women -- that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe. How else could one explain the magical thinking that apparently has prompted Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen....
Unfortunately, a lot of military decisions are being made by people who have never served in combat or have had limited service ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). President Barack Obama never served in the military, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta...
Re "Military to lift ban on women in combat jobs," Jan. 24 As a retired service member, I saw numerous changes throughout the period I served, and since the 9/11 attacks each service has faced its own challenges, including simultaneous spousal...
When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a 30-ton, armor-busting tank. "I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks." But as a...
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced hat the Pentagon would lift its ban on women serving in front-line combat roles. The new policy, backed by President Obama, could open 230,000 positions to women and give them more opportunities to advance their...
Yesterday, America took a giant stride toward gender equality by allowing military women to serve in combat. The order was signed yesterday by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and could provide over 230,000 jobs to women. This does not mean that the...
Tags: Feminism, Twitter, Inc., Michelle Obama, USA Today, Civil Rights
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Army Capt. Linda L. Bray says her male superiors were incredulous upon hearing she had ably led a platoon of military police officers through a firefight during the 1989 invasion of Panama. Instead of being...
Tags: Politics, U.S. Military, U.S. Congress, U.S. Army, Armed Forces
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta's decision to rescind restrictions on women in combat is being compared to President Harry Truman's order to end racial segregation in the armed services (which took years to implement) and Congress' vote in 2010 to...
Tags: U.S. Department of Defense, Racism, Rick Santorum, Defense, Iraq
One of the biggest stories of the day comes out of the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a ban on women in combat and said it was "the responsibility of every citizen to protect the nation." WDBJ7's Nadia Singh spoke with a hometown...
Tags: Defense, Unrest, Conflicts and War
As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions. Hunt's job on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term...
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