Juliette Kayyem, Former Asst Sec. Dept. of Homeland Security

It was the military announcement of the week, if not the last 25 years: One of the last barriers in US warfare will come down — Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta announced the Pentagon would lift the ban on women in combat: A move that should open thousands of new roles to women. What are the impacts — immediate and long term — from such a policy change? What are the risks? Or, looked at from another view, what took so long? Few have thought and written about the potential for women in combat and their role in the military more than Juliette Kayyem, Boston Globe National Security columnist & Former Asst Secy, Dept. of Homeland Security. (Originally broadcast 1-27-13 on The John Batchelor Show)

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