Pentagon to open 14K combat-related Army jobs for women

The Pentagon will officially open more than 14,000 combat-related roles to women serving in the Army.  

Female soldiers had been excluded from those jobs in the past because the roles were either close to ground combat or directly involved in combat, but advocates pushed for a change in policy.

They say women already risk their lives by serving on the front lines in patrols. The defense department plans to assess the new policy in six months.

According to the Army Times, bout 30 percent of Army jobs will remain restricted to men.

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