The Pentagon has officially removed the longstanding military ban on women in combat. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta formally announced the move on Thursday in Washington: "It's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation. Women represent 15 percent of the force: over 200,000.
They're serving in a growing number of critical roles on and off the battlefield. The fact is that they have become an integral part of our ability to perform our mission."
In being officially allowed to serve in combat roles, women will be afforded opportunities for medals of recognition as well as for advancement to positions they have been unable to pursue.
It illustrates the blatantly hypocritical policies of the U.S. and its allies. I don't believe in war. I don't believe in killing my fellowman.
Violence breeds violence, and he or she that lives by the sword shall die by the sword. The true God is a good God who is kind and loving, concerned. God hates war and its rich perpetrators.
In some ways, I'm a pacifist, because I believe that God can settle all wars.