Obama Admin. Forces Military to Open All Combat Roles to Women

The U.S. military will open up all its positions — including front-line combat roles — to women, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Thursday, in a sweeping move that ends centuries of tradition.

“I am announcing my decision . . . to proceed with opening all these remaining occupations and positions to women,” Carter told reporters at the Pentagon. “There will be no exceptions.”

The historic move trumps a Marine Corps recommendation that said mixed-gender combat units were not as effective as men-only groups. (Read more from “Obama Admin. Forces Military to Open All Combat Roles to Women” HERE)