Battle Lines

March 2011
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;3/11/2011, Vol. 80 Issue 19, p3
The article focuses on the effort of a U.S. military group to push for women to be allowed to fight alongside men in frontline combat. Group member and retired U.S. Army officer Julius W. Becton Jr. encourages the U.S. military to remove barriers and let women take part in frontline combat. Not everyone, however, agrees with the suggestion, saying women are not fit for it and adds that the job requires above-average strength.


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