Leon Panetta SC

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spoke Thursday morning on lifting the ban on women in combat in advance of a more formal announcement later in the day.

“As secretary of defense, I know that opening more opportunities for our most qualified men and women in uniform strengthens our ability to fight and to win the nation’s wars,” Panetta said Thursday at a Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance event.

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