On Defense Secretary Leon Panetta way out the retirement doors he had decided to lift the 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.
In my humble opinion: Just because a woman can carry and shoot a rifle doesn’t mean that's what is best for our country, and what is best for our country and the military has to ultimately be the main concern for all. What husband in his right mind would think it's ok for his wife to risk being captured by the enemies ,or to risk becoming a prisoner of war? Does this mean that young women will have to register for Selective Service just like young men do?