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WASHINGTON – The Pentagon will lift parts of its longtime ban on women serving in combat units, but only a small fraction of the force will be affected, officials announced Thursday. The change will open up about 1% of military jobs to women, but about 20% of jobs across the active-duty force will remain restricted to men. The new rules, likely to take effect this spring, will continue to bar women, who make up about 15% of the active-duty force, from serving in most combat career fields.
With the country at war and all able-bodied men needed to fight, there was a shortage of labour to work on farms and in other jobs on the land.
By Judith A. Bellafaire
WAC Air Controller by Dan V.