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US lifts women combat ban

The Pentagon has officially scrapped the military's ban imposed in 1994 on woman serving in front-line combat roles. The outgoing US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will make a formally announcement later this evening.

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US releases video of women serving across the military

The US Department of Defence has issued a video showing "a photo story of women currently serving," throughout the US military as a ban which prevented female soldiers serving on the front line is lifted:

Imagery provided by the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army via Flickr and DVIDS.

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