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Women Belong in Combat. And in the Draft.

If America's sons must register with Selective Service, so should its daughters.

Sisters at arms.

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Pentagon struck a blow for both military preparedness and sex equality Thursday by opening all combat jobs to women. Allowing female troops who meet the same standards as men to fight the enemy improves a nation's ability to protect itself and its foreign interests.

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