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You're in the Army now

The U.S. military is ending its policy of excluding women from ground combat and will open combat jobs and direct combat units to female troops.

Women in combat? They already are, of course.

The nature of war has changed, and as The New Yorker's Dexter Filkins put it recently, driving a fuel truck on a highway to Kandahar can hardly be considered a risk-free noncombatant role.

The New Yorker also has a good slideshow of women in uniform.

Roberto De Vido writes cartoons and comics about politics, sports (and life) from a small fishing and farming village an hour southwest of Tokyo.

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“We should open all specialties to the maximum extent possible to women. We know they can do it.”

— a senior defense official, to CNN


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