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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. policy banning women from serving on submarines passed quietly into history Thursday morning.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates notified lawmakers in mid-February that the Navy would be lifting the ban - unless Congress objected.
Navy spokesman Lt. Justin Cole said the deadline for Congress to object passed at midnight without action.
The Navy plans a press conference later Thursday to talk about the new policy that will allow women to serve along side men on submarines.
Originally posted by mikelee
Wonder how long it will be until some Seamen cannot be contained and a problem arises?
...how long it will be until some Seamen cannot be contained...
I mean really what's the point?
Originally posted by weedwhacker
Either my mind is in the childish gutter, or that was an incredibly clever pun.
A woman can walk away to get help etc-when on land. But on a sub, she is trapped.
Originally posted by scoopkill
If you have notice, the navy is running short of man powe. Thats why they are allowing woman.