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Secretary Panetta Lifts Military Ban on Women in Combat

  • Aired: 01/23/2013
  • 06:26
  • Rating: E
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta decided to lift the ban on women in the military serving in combat, opening thousands of front line jobs to women and reversing the 1994 policy that kept them out of those positions. Gwen Ifill talks with James Kitfield of National Journal about the historic change and implications.
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