NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
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(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Pentagon’s decision to open combat roles to women featured; details given about the physical requirements. [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – says female servicemembers have proven their willingness to fight and die.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY – recalls meeting a female turret gunner.] [Army 1st Lt. Audrey MOTON- supports sending females to combat training schools.] [2nd Lt. Carley TURNNIDGE- says mentally and emotionally women are stronger.] [Army Sgt. Natasha THOMPSON- says we are equal.] [Military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS- says we fight for each other.]
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