Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Top US Officials say military likely to open most combat jobs to women.

The military services are poised to admit most women to most front-line combat jobs, the Associated Press reports.
Women would be allowed to compete for spots on the Navy SEALs and the Army's Delta Force, according to the A.P., which said "senior officials" disclosed the plans.
"Based on early talks, officials say the Army, Navy and Air Force likely will not seek exceptions that close any jobs to women. Marine Corps leaders, they say, have expressed concerns about allowing women to serve in infantry jobs and yet may seek an exception.

"The services are wrapping up reviews and must make their recommendations to Defense Secretary Ash Carter this fall. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the internal debate," the A.P. reported.
Word of the shift comes as two women are about to graduate Army Ranger school, a first.

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