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US military the Defense Secretary Leon Panetta tomorrow expected to formally lift to the bay and that prevents females from serving in combat.
As it stands today women are not technically allowed to serve on the front lines.
Due to the net necessities of war the Pentagon has allowed some exceptions medics military police in the -- But this new decision which was already recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff means we could just one day see women in -- -- commando units.
Jennifer Griffin works the Pentagon for us it is there tonight how how many jobs would now be open to women Jennifer.
Let's have this new -- -- -- open more than 230000.
Jobs to women in the army and Marines.
Secretary Panetta plans to lift the military's ban.
On women serving in combat opening.
Thousands of front line combat positions to these women.
The band had been in place since 1994.
The service chiefs have until January to 2016.
To seek exceptions to certain unit -- What -- have -- in recent has shown -- the physical limitations can women do this.
Well remember last October -- Marines took the unusual step of opening up.
881 of there he courses it's called.
The marine infantry officer course to female Marines were allowed to go through -- -- marine infantry officer course.
It's a brutal ten week test that requires strength endurance and fitness.
They both failed.
Marine captain Katie Antonio who served in Iraq and Afghanistan garnered attention last year.
When she argued against putting women in combat writing in the Marine Corps times quote get over it we are not all created equal.
I found that I broke down.
-- had muscle atrophy in weight loss at a much at a faster rate then and noticeable -- than my male Marines I found myself tripping.
Constantly my legs buckling of falling during fire fights.
An announcement is expected by the secretary of defense and the chairman of the joint chiefs tomorrow -- Jennifer Griffin at the Pentagon Jennifer thank you.
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