US Women To Serve On Front Line

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-23 17:45:09-05

UNITED STATES–The 1994 ban that was put in place to prevent women from serving on the front lines in the Nation’s wars will be overturned.

Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta will soon announce the policy change. The change is one of his last acts as Secretary of Defense. The new policy is expected to open up thousands of positions.

Women make up about 14 percent of the United States active military personnel.