Women Have Been in Combat All AlongKatie J.M. Baker1/24/13 11:30amFiled to: women in the militaryWomen in combatLeon PanettaArmyMilitaryMarinesFbAppic324EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIn a groundbreaking move, the Pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat this week. But it's somewhat misleading to report that the military will now allow women to serve in combat, because guess what: women are already serving in combat, just without receiving the requisite benefits and honor that are supposed to follow. Acknowledging as much is facing reality. ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.