Special Ops

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was to announce a major U.S. Military policy shift on Jan. 24, 2013, allowing women to be eligible for combat front lines and special operations units. (Photo: CBS 2)

Chairman Of Joint Chiefs: Lifting Combat Ban On Women Should Reduce Sex Attacks

An historic change for the U.S. Military is now official. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Thursday lifted the ban on women serving in combat


Women Soldiers

U.S. Military: Women Now Eligible For Combat Front Lines

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s order will make women eligible to serve in the infantry on combat patrol, and even in elite special operation units like the Navy SEALs.