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History of women in combat

POSTED: 12:06 PM Jan 24 2013   UPDATED: 12:37 PM Jan 24 2013

Women have played a role in major combats throughout history.

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to lift the U.S. military ban on women in combat. Look back at the history of women in the military and the important roles they have played in conflicts worldwide.

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