US military lifts ban on women in combat: official

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift a ban on women serving in combat, a senior defense official said Wednesday.

Panetta and the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff "are expected to announce the lifting of the direct combat exclusion rule for women in the military," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters.


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