History of women in combat

Posted: 12:06 PM EST Jan 24, 2013   Updated: 4:19 PM EST Jan 24, 2013

With Defense Secretary Ash Carter announcing Thursday that all U.S. military combat positions will now be open to women, take a look at the role women have played in major combats throughout history.

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With Defense Secretary Ash Carter announcing Thursday that all U.S. military combat positions will now be open to women, take a look at the role women have played in major combats throughout history.

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