Anu Bhagwati, a former marine captain and head of the Service Women's Action Network, has welcomed the "historic" decision to lift the US military's ban on women serving in combat roles.
She said her decision to leave the Marine Corps in 2004 was partly due to the existing combat exclusion policy.
I know countless women whose careers have been stunted by combat exclusion in all the branches.
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