June 18, 2013 The U.S. military said in January that it will end its front-line combat exclusion for women; the shift means that women could join elite forces such as the Army Rangers and Navy SEALs in the next three years.
January 25, 2013 Militaries have a habit of turning to women and expanding their role in times of war.
January 24, 2013 The Pentagon's announcement that it is lifting the ban on women in combat raises a host of questions. We answer a few.
January 24, 2013 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the historic announcement Thursday afternoon. The reality, though, is that women in the U.S. military have been in harm's way in recent years. Women veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan can speak to that. Still, the lifting of the ban will open up jobs.
February 10, 2012 The Republican presidential contender applauds the job women have been doing in the U.S. military. But he says if they are put into combat situations then male soldiers may do things to protect them. And that might compromise missions.