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Current Event December 5, 2014

Can Women be Good Marines?


In the Marines, ground combat units have always been made up of just men. A new yearlong experiment is putting female Marines to the test to see if they can make it through combat training and join male Marines in ground combat. If women can’t make it through the training some ask if the combat standards be changed. Listen to learn more about this experiment and the debate surrounding it.

Civics/Government Gender

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AIR DATE: 11/24/2014


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