Ban On Woman In Close Combat Could Be Lifted

A ban on a woman serving in close combat could be lifted by 2016 following an Army review that concluded it would "not have an adverse effect on troop cohesion".

The Ministry of Defence review found that army roles should be "determine by ability and not gender", but added that further research on the "physiological demands" was needed.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said that he hoped to introduce "subject to some final research over the next year or so."


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