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Women in Combat: Issues for Congress : Congressional Research Service (CRS) , 2016


Congressional Research Service (CRS)

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From the report: “Laws prohibiting women from serving in air and naval combat units were repealed in the early 1990s. However, until recently, it has been Department of Defense (DOD) policy to restrict women from certain combat-related units and military occupations, especially ground combat units. Despite the official policies barring women from ground combat positions, many female servicemembers have served in combat environments for much of the recent history of the U.S. military. In the past two decades of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, the lines between combat and noncombat roles have become increasingly blurred and as a result DOD’s combat exclusion policies have been called into question.”

Authors - Kamarck, Kristy N.



Kamarck, Kristy N.


Congressional Research Service (CRS)


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