Pentagon rules excluding women aren’t worth defending
It has come to this. Four military women, who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq, have sued the Pentagon over its combat exclusion rules. The plaintiffs come from the Rosa Parks school of activism: They are women who have faced the enemy, won the Purple Heart, or been injured by IEDs on the streets of Baghdad or Kabul. Their legal complaint describes the confusing rules that prohibit them from “combat” and yet, because of the nature of warfare today, they still fought.