The US Army & Marine Corps continue to circumvent the ground combat exclusion policy. U.S. women are fighting on all fronts of the war on terrorism and are regularly engaged in combat operations, yet there are still barriers to their work and promotion. The policy is anachronistic and does not reflect the reality on the ground. That will lead to more advancement opportunities for women in the military and a broader perspective in strategic decision-making and national security influence.
Read “What the Army needs is a few women wearing four stars on their shoulders” on Foreign Policy and The Best Defense, Tom Rick’s Daily Take on National Security