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Ten years of combat had made it clear that some of the military's gender-based restrictions were obsolete, defense officials noted. This conclusion was reached as battlefields faced by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan had no clear frontlines and no obvious ways to limit exposure to the fighting.
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