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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:46 PM

Obama says he won’t hesitate on women in combat

Source: AP




WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he would have no hesitation ordering women into combat and explained that, as a practical matter, they’re already serving that role.

Obama, who spoke with CBS shortly before Sunday’s Super Bowl game, was asked about the recent order ending the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat.

Obama said women soldiers are already vulnerable to attack and they’ve been wounded and killed carrying out their jobs. He said they are taking great risks should not be prevented from advancing in their careers.

The change overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units, and is expected to open up more than 230,000 combat positions that have been off limits to women.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/03/obama_says_he_wont_hesitate_on_women_in_combat/

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DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
HockeyMom Feb 2013 #1
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krispos42 Feb 2013 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:49 PM

1. If they think women should have AK-47 for PROTECTION,

why do they think they cannot use them in combat??????

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:59 PM

2. I am sure he is not going to force that either

An AK-47 is the full automatic version and I doubt most woman are using that for protection. I think both come down to choice.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:56 PM

4. Not one of the women

I know that have guns - have an AK-47.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:37 PM

3. We know, believe me, we know

That's the problem.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:59 AM

5. Gays, yes, women, no.

*sigh*

Well, better late than never.

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