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    US army to open combat-related jobs to women

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The US military is expanding the number of jobs available to female soldiers that potentially would bring them near the front lines.

    The Pentagon has announced it will open more than 14,000 combat-related roles to women serving in the army, breaking with the long-held policy of excluding female soldiers from most jobs that would potentially put them in harms way.

    The expansion is meant to help US women achieve promotion to the military's highest ranks.

    Al Jazeera's Rosalind Jordan reports from Fort Bliss in the US.