Wonder what Yael and Deborah would say? Women now allowed in Combat

In a surprise move, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta removed the military ban on women in combat on Wednesday. Lifting the ban will open service on the front lines to thousands of women. Some Republicans have opposed putting women in combat because of alleged physical inferiority to men. However, women have unofficially served in combat roles for decades in “female engagement teams” attached to official ground combat units.

Panetta Lifts Ban On Women In Combat | ThinkProgress

Some news on this had circulated recently, but I didn’t expect this.

Guess the President is serious about some of his processive agendas…


Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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