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Do men respond differently to a female soldier in danger?

Last Thursday, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta officially lifted the military ban on women in combat, opening more than 200,000 jobs, many in Army and Marine infantry units, to female soldiers.

Despite ample proof that women have long been serving on combat patrols in the American military, and a vast international precedent of women on the front lines of war, the reaction to the Pentagon's announcement has been mixed.

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