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Women In Combat #329875

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 07, 1990
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(Studio: Susan Spencer) Captain Linda Bray recalled commanding police platoon that took part in combat in Panama and thus raising anew the issue of women in combat in the US military. [BRAY - says the women have made a statement in Panama.] [US Army Private Christina PROCTOR - describes her reactions.] [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - says today everything is combat.] [US forces in Panama commander general Maxwell THURMAN - discusses the issue.] [Former assistant defense secretary Lawrence KORB - says we have to replace an absurd situation.] Scenes shown of fighting in Panama and of women training for combat. [SCHROEDER - says it is an economic issue about equal opportunity for women.] Positions of President Bush and Defense Department on issue noted. [BRAY - comments on what happened in Panama.] [PROCTOR - says she is a better shot than most of the men in her platoon.]

Spencer, Susan

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