Five Myths about Women in Combat (Washington Post)

 

With the anticipated announcement that outgoing Defense Secretatry Leon Panetta has decided to lift the Pentagon’s ban on allowing women to serve in combat, The Washington Post recalls one of its “Five Myths” features looking at this issue from the perspective of someone who has stood in those boots.

Maj. Jane Blair, a Marine Corps reservist and the author of Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer’s Combat Experience in Iraq, writes of  the “Five Myths about Women in Combat.”

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