January 24th, 2013 → 6:36 am @ // No Comments

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” – Henry V

This, of course, is one of Shakespeare’s more famous quotes.  It refers to a bunch of (male) soldiers about to enter a great battle together.  And I am glad to say that as of today, it is outdated!  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced yesterday that the military is ending the ban on women in combat.  Finally.  From what I understand, removing the ban was only ever controversial to politicians and ignorant non-military personnel at this point.  Few in the military doubted any longer women’s competence and ability in combat roles.

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