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May 29th, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Women sue for right to fight in combat

Two Army reservists have sued the Defense Department for excluding women from combat jobs.

"It stigmatizes women's service as not as important as male service," said Col. Ellen Haring, a plaintiff in the case."We're excluded from branches that allow career progression to the highest ranks."

Haring spoke to CNN's Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence for The Situation Room.

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  1. Mister Jones

    Freeze the video at 0:03. That chick is NOT ready for combat. She is having enough trouble with that ditch. The only thing she can attack is a Krispy Kreme factory or the Diet Coke plant.

    May 31, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joe

    Let them go to the front lines. The enemy will think it's play time then our men will kick butt.

    May 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      In WW2 most women who served with the Red Army or in resistance forces in Nazi occupied nations were said to be even deadlier than their male counter-parts. I dont think its a bad idea at all.

      May 30, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |