Political Headlines January 23, 2013: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Announces Pentagon to Allow Women in Combat

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Pentagon to Allow Women in Combat

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-23-13

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyde

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lift a longstanding ban on women serving in combat, according to senior defense officials.

The services have until this May to come up with a plan to implement the change, according to a Defense Department official.  That means the changes could come into effect as early as May, though the services will have until January 2016 to complete the implementation of the changes….READ MORE

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