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Senator Levin applauds lifting of women in combat ban

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WASHINGTON (WKZO) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles.  The change in policy allows women to serve in front-line combat patrols and elite military units.  In a statement, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauds the move and says it reflects the reality of 21st Century military operations.

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