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December 10, 2012

Robert H. Scales: Can a band of brothers include women?

Four women serving in the Army, two with Purple Hearts, filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the military’s combat exclusion policy. “Combat exclusion” is code for being kept from serving in the close-combat arms of the Army, Marines and special forces. These units are made up of soldiers whose purpose is to kill the enemy directly.

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