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

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 January 2013

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?

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