Panetta Set To Announce Expanded Military Role For Women

Leon Panetta SC Panetta Set to Announce Expanded Military Role for Women

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spoke Thursday morning on lifting the ban on women in combat in advance of a more formal announcement later in the day.

“As secretary of defense, I know that opening more opportunities for our most qualified men and women in uniform strengthens our ability to fight and to win the nation’s wars,” Panetta said Thursday at a Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance event.

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