Women, Combat, and Fort Hood

Women, Combat, and Fort Hood

Women, Combat, and Fort Hood

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Nov. 9 2009 8:38 AM

Women, Combat, and Fort Hood

Fort Hood, Texas, hosts tens of thousands of men who are trained to fight for their country. But none of them stopped Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as he blew away 13 of their colleagues Thursday afternoon. It was a civilian police officer, Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who confronted and shot him in an exchange of gunfire. For her trouble, Munley took bullets in both legs and an arm. Maybe the president will pin a medal on her.

Here's a better way to honor Munley: End the ban on women in combat.

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