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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:00 pm

There have been mixed reactions to the plan to permit women to serve in combat roles in the military. Generally, the reaction has been positive to drop the current policy of limiting roles women in the military may engage in, especially in infantry combat situations.

If women want to serve in combat as infantrywomen, fighter and helicopter pilots, and other roles, in other words, if qualified, they should be allowed to serve. They already constitute 14 percent of our military, and have and are serving in combat zones. Some have died from being in combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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