June 2009
People Management;6/4/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p12
The article reports on the review to be launched by the Great Britain Ministry of Defense (MoD) which will allow female soldiers to join front-line combat operations. According to Defense Secretary John Hutton, rules barring women from the infantry, Royal Marines and other combat units must be re-examined in light of the experiences of the armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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