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US Military to Allow Women in Combat Roles

U.S. women soldiers will be able to drive tanks and fire mortars in the near future as the Pentagon opens combat missions to women starting in the new year. "There will be no exception," U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said as made the announcement Thursday at the Pengagon.  He said that America’s all volunteer fighting force cannot afford to ignore half of the population in the 21st century that requires “drawing strength from the broadest possible pool,”...

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