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Combat Roles In The Military Open To Women

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Vermont National Guard Spc. Skylar Anderson, the first female in the Army to qualify as a combat engineer, poses at Camp Johnson in Colchester, Vt.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced last week that the US military will be opening combat roles to women "without exception." The announcement came even in the face of push back from the Marine Corps, who believe allowing women in the military will lower effectiveness. Is this true? We'll be joined by Dr. Katelyn Allison, assistant professor within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh, who ran a series of experiments testing the difference between male and female soldiers.

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