Nation Jan 09

Debate over women in combat continues to roil Marine Corps

A top Marine general predicts that the Defense Department's vows to maintain the same standards for women and men in combat jobs won't last, saying the military will eventually be pressured to lower the qualifications so more women can serve…

Four heavily armed militants attacked a hotel popular with foreigners in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, killing at least six people in a brazen Taliban-backed attack apparently targeted at Western workers, witnesses and a Taliban spokesman said.

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