Military Panel Wants Women Allowed in Close-Combat Units

Army Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester didn't think twice when a group of Iraqi insurgents ambushed her convoy outside Baghdad five years ago. She scrambled to the side of the road, grabbed her rifle and grenades and unleashed an assault to help fend off the attack. "When we first started taking fire, I just looked to the right and saw seven or eight guys shooting back at us. Muzzle flashes," said Hester, a military police officer with the Kentucky National Guard. She took down three insurgents before...Full Story
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