Combat http://wfpl.org en Around The Globe, Women Already Serve In Combat Units http://wfpl.org/post/around-globe-women-already-serve-combat-units Israel, Germany and Canada are among the countries that have already marched down the path the U.S. will soon follow in allowing women a role in front-line combat units.<p>And most experts say the integration of women into such roles elsewhere has gone smoothly, despite concerns as to whether they would be up to the physical demands and about the question of fraternization between male and female troops.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/24/170198104/panetta-everyone-entitled-to-a-chance-at-combat">The announcement of the U.S. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:02:01 +0000 Scott Neuman 3612 at http://wfpl.org Around The Globe, Women Already Serve In Combat Units Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Opens Combat to Women http://wfpl.org/post/defense-secretary-leon-panetta-opens-combat-women <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon&nbsp;<font color="red">Panetta</font>&nbsp;is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:14:48 +0000 Associated Press 3566 at http://wfpl.org Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Opens Combat to Women