US military chiefs are to outline their plans to open combat positions to women to US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta.
Late January, Panetta lifted a 1994 ban on women serving in small ground-combat units. The decision is expected to open up thousands of frontline positions to women.
Whereas jobs in infantry units are expected to become available this year, other positions, such as those in the Navy Seals and Delta Force, are expected to open up at a later date.
Commenting on the lifting of the ban, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said the development "reflects the reality of 21st-Century military operations".
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