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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 5:00 pm

Women in the U.S. military gradually have been exposed to combat. We all know for the most part — from what we’ve read — women have held their own, even excelled under fire.

The view of the lawsuit filed by four female members of the military challenging the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in ground combat is a move to exert pressure on the military. In the meantime, the high ranking brass is trying to determine what the effect would be on morale. This is the second lawsuit this year to challenge a ban that was enacted in 1994. That rule bars women from being assigned to ground combat units because they are considered more dangerous, and they usually are in a battle zone for longer periods.

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