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An Army SPC hoists a 44-pound section of a 50 caliber machine gun onto a M1 A2 Abrams tank at Ft. Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
An Army SPC hoists a 44-pound section of a 50 caliber machine gun onto a M1 A2 Abrams tank at Ft. Stewart, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
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Female soldiers – Some men in special ops doubt women can do the job

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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White House Says Obama Supports Women In Combat

 

President Barack Obama says allowing women to serve in combat marks another step toward the country's founding ideals of fairness and equality.

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Daniel Bendjy, Getty Images
Daniel Bendjy, Getty Images
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Sources: New Military Roles For Women

Defense officials say the Pentagon is changing its rules to allow women to serve in more jobs closer to the front lines.

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