Five Myths about Women in Combat (Washington Post)


With the anticipated announcement that outgoing Defense Secretatry Leon Panetta has decided to lift the Pentagon’s ban on allowing women to serve in combat, The Washington Post recalls one of its “Five Myths” features looking at this issue from the perspective of someone who has stood in those boots.

Maj. Jane Blair, a Marine Corps reservist and the author of Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer’s Combat Experience in Iraq, writes of  the “Five Myths about Women in Combat.”


  1. Class of 2011 says:

    All that needs to be understood on this topic is provided in the below from a Bowdoin graduate and hero Capt. Katie Petronio. There is no one more qualified to speak on the subject than Capt. Petronio.

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