History of women in combat

Published On: Jan 24 2013 11:06:08 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 24 2013 03:19:59 PM CST

With Defense Secretary Ash Carter announcing Thursday that all U.S. military combat positions will now be open to women, take a look at the role women have played in major combats throughout history.

Women in Combat - Peru
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By the beginning of the 1970s, many Western armies began to admit women to serve active duty. Only some permit women in active combat. They are: New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Israel, Serbia, Sweden and Switzerland.

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