For military women, equal opportunity, equal obligation: Our view

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s historic decision this month to throw open all combat jobs to women marked both the fall of a discriminatory barrier and the recognition of reality.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, women have fired rifles, lobbed grenades, faced suicide bombers and defended their country alongside their male counterparts. In those two wars, 88 women have died in combat, and hundreds have been wounded, many of them grievously.  Read More

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