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June 21, 2013
Charles Zuckerman

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently ordered that plans be made to secure women the opportunity to train in high-level combat positions for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, according to a document acquired by The Associated Press. The plan dictates that both men and women be held to the same physical and mental parameters in order to qualify, the only change being that women may now vie for these roles just as men do. The primary motivation for this move is unclear, and it remains to be seen whether this shift will meet significant resistance.

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