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World Have Your Say - World Have Your Say / #WHYS: What is like for women who fight on the front-line?

We discuss US announcement to end military’s ban on women serving on the front line in war zones, and should North Korea be taken more seriously after nuclear test statement?

We discuss the announcement by US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta to lift the military’s ban on women serving on the front line in war zones. This rule overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women in the US from being assigned to small ground-combat units. So is this a decision that is well overdue? Or do you think the physical differences between the sexes make it too dangerous for women to fight in war zones?

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 11:05AM Thu, 24 Jan 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 11:05AM Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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  • Duration 25 minutes

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