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Four servicewomen who have done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan filed a suit against the Defense Department Tuesday challenging the military’s longstanding policy against women in ground combat.

Some of the plaintiffs led female troops who went on missions with combat infantrymen, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the women.

“Their careers and opportunities have been limited by a policy that does not grant them the same recognition for their service as their male counterparts,” the ACLU said. “The combat exclusion policy also makes it harder for them to do their jobs.”

Source: CNN

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