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More than 200,000 women currently serve in the U.S. military. They make up about 15 percent of all service
members. Until recently, women were barred from officially serving in combat units. That all changed on January 24,
2013, when the Department of Defense ended the policy that excluded women from serving in direct-combat positions
during an armed conflict.
About 237,000 positions that have been closed to women could now be open to them under the new policy. Women
would need to meet the same standards as men to get those jobs. Some positions may remain exceptions to the rule if a
thorough analysis finds that women cannot meet the requirements for those jobs. President Barack Obama agrees that
opening combat units to women will strengthen the military. Recent polls by CBS News and the Pew Research Center,
for example, showed that two thirds (66 percent) of Americans support ending the ban.
Dempsey and Panetta said the new policy reflects the realities of female soldiers’ changing roles over the past
decade. More than 280,000 women have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and more than 150 have died. They’ve
patrolled dangerous areas as military police, served as machine gunners atop military vehicles, searched Iraqi and Afghan
women for weapons, and more. New jobs will be opened gradually to women throughout the next few years. The entire
process is expected to be complete by January 1, 2016.
【Group】47 What is the best title for this article?
(A)Women in Combat
(C)United States Weapon Systems
(D)Death Poll in the Middle East