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The U.S. military will end its policy of excluding women from combat and will open combat jobs and direct combat units to female troops, CNN has learned. Since 1994, the Defense Department has formally banned women from most ground combat units.
In November, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Pentagon on behalf of four female service members over the combat exclusion policy, saying women are already serving in combat roles but not receiving the training or recognition of their male counterparts.
If you are a woman who served in the military, currently serves or is considering joining, we’d like to hear your take.
Should women serve on the front line? Does this change your mind about serving in the military or wanting to? How do you think this policy change will affect your own life and career?
UPDATE: This assignment is now closed. See CNN's profile of one military woman here.