Pentagon chief to military: Open all combat jobs to women


WASHINGTON: The U.S Defence Secretary Ash Carter has opened all military jobs to women removing the final barriers that kept women from serving in combat, including the most dangerous and grueling commando posts.

Ash made the landmark decision following the request of Marine Corps saying to exclude Women from certain Infantry and combat jobs.

She recognised that thousands of women served, and many were wounded or killed, in the last 14 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We are a joint force, and I have decided to make a decision which applies to the entire force,” Carter told a news conference.