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A female US soldier manning a machine gun on a vehicle during clashes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 13, 2003.
The U.S. military will announce today that women will no longer be prevented from holding jobs on the front line. The plans, which were obtained by the Associated Press, indicate the women could begin training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs the next year.
Joining us now for more is Major Mary Jennings Hegar, one of four female veterans who, along with the ACLU, filed a lawsuit to overturn the military's long-standing ban on women in combat.