Women File Suit to Fight in Combat

Four female servicemembers say they should be able to fight alongside men in ground combat – positions they’re currently not allowed to hold – and they’re going to court to make it happen.

FOX News Radio’s Jessica Rosenthal reports:

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The ACLU filed the suit on behalf of the women, saying the Combat Exclusion Policy violates their rights to equal protection.  They say it certainly doesn’t make sense given that they end up in combat all the time.

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  She was accompanying combat units in Iraq one day…

(Staff Sgt. Hunt) “The shrapnel that tore through that vehicle that day didn’t stop and not hit me because I was a female and the policy stated that I wasn’t supposed to be in combat.”

While the Defense Department says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation, they did recently open up some previously closed positions to women and are reviewing ways to reform their Combat Exclusion Policies.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.




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