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Washington Post: With Women in Combat, Will Military Finally Address Epidemic of Sexual Assault?

Vincent Bzdek reports for The Washington Post:

Thursday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will announce that the Department of Defense will lift the ban on women serving in combat roles. This announcement comes on the heels of Wednesday’s hearing before the House Armed Services Committee on the Review of Sexual Misconduct by Basic Training Instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas … One would have thought that survivors of the Lackland scandal would have been permitted to testify. They were not.

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