Sunday, 27 January 2013

DOD to allow women to serve in direct combat roles

The DEW Line
Great news from the US regarding gender equality. While women have recently been involved at the front-line, it was always done with a subtle side-stepping of rules.

This has finally been resolved, with the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, and the Joint Chiefs chairman, Martin Dempsey, signing a memo that officially ends the direct ground combat exclusion rule for females.

Link to the actual memo below.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Bomb Hunters: Afghanistan

A National Geographic documentary on the work of the 23rd Engineer Company. Hurt Locker has nothing on this.

Postscript [3rd Jan 2013]
Looks like the 23rd Engineer Company is quite popular. Another documentary, this time by Discovery Channel.
Heroes of Hell's Highway