Report: Women should be allowed to serve in combat
January 15, 2011 6:38 p.m. EST
A commission's draft report said restricting women from combat is out of touch with the demands of modern warfare.
- A Pentagon commission says the ban should be lifted to create a "level playing field"
- More than 200,000 women have served in the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan
- The commission will send its findings to Congress and President Barack Obama
Washington (CNN) -- A Pentagon commission on diversity is recommending the U.S. military end its ban on women serving in direct combat roles -- a restriction the group says is discriminatory and out of touch with the demands of modern warfare.
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