U.S. Army soldiers of the D-CO 2/325 AIR 82nd Airborne Division conduct a raid on a home on April 26, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq. The homes were targeted after information led the Americans to believe the people living there were helping the …
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WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat presents a daunting challenge to top military leaders who now will have to decide which, if any, jobs they believe should be open only to men.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce Thursday that more than 230,000 battlefront posts and potentially elite commando jobs are now open to women. And it will be up to the military service chiefs to recommend and defend whether women should be excluded from any of the more demanding and deadly positions, such as Navy SEALs or the Army's Delta Force.
The historic change, which was recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, comes after generations of limits on women's military service, and it will not happen overnight.
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Details are very sketchy tonight, but Tampa Police homicide detectives are on scene of what appears to be the shooting death a person found in a Yellow Cab.