Monday, February 13, 2012

Women in combat

  • The military is opening up jobs for women thanks to eased regulations announced Thursday (Feb.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • After Rick Santorum said that women should not serve in combat, citing "emotions," critics were furious, saying he had insulted women by suggesting that they were too emotional to be depended upon in life-and-death situations.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • Last night on CNN, John King asked Rick Santorum about Thursdays Pentagon announcement that said women will be eased into military combat roles beginning this summer.
  • (US News and World Report)
  • U.S. military policy is moving women in uniform closer to the front lines. But they're still not close enough. The Pentagon announced last Thursday that women will be formally permitted in crucial and often risky jobs near the front lines.
  • (Register-Guard)
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  • (Slate)
  • The media vetting process on Rick Santorum is kicking into high gear this week, and his comments on women serving in combat are the latest to come under scrutiny: Mr.
  • (Commentary Magazine)
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  • (YAHOO!)
  • The Pentagon announced last week that the military would now allow women to serve in jobs that would bring them closer to combat. Host Rachel Martin speaks with former Army sergeant Kayla Williams about the ramifications of the change.
  • (NPR News)
  • Pentagon rules are catching up a bit with reality after a decade when women in the U.S. military have served, fought and died on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • (El Paso Times)
  • — Back in 2003, Judith Robinson raced toward Baghdad with an M-16 assault rifle at her side, riding in a convoy with spearheading elements of the Armys Third Infantry Division. Explosions sounded all around her.
  • (Daily Press)

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