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Panama / United States Attack / Women In Combat #125027

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 03, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Panama City: Beth Nissen) Role of women military police in American invasion of Panama featured. [Private Sharon WESTOVER - describes being under fire.] [Ground forces commander General Carl STINER - says everyone was under fire.] Captain Linda Bray noted leading platoon in combat for first time; photograph shown. [Female SOLDIER - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Increasing number of women in the military noted.

(DC: Jim Wooten) Legal debate in United States over role of women in combat featured. [Representative Pat SCHROEDER - says it is hard to keep combat separate so we will ask for change in statutes that prevent women from combat units.] Review of military jobs currently closed to women outlined on screen.

Jennings, Peter;
Nissen, Beth;
Wooten, Jim

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