Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellows for Military Affairs and National Security Policy Nora Bensahel and Dave Barno write for War on the Rocks regarding the Marine Corps opening high-ranking positions to female soldiers:

We had a front row seat to history on August 21, when we witnessed two West Point graduates become the first women ever to graduate from the Army’s grueling 62-day Ranger School. Captain Kristen Griest and Lieutenant Shaye Haver pinned on their hard-won black and gold Ranger tabs at Fort Benning in front of a capacity crowd marked by an abundance of female West Pointers. Their milestone achievement has forever changed the debate about whether women are suited for ground combat roles and may finally break the brass ceiling that has long limited opportunities for women in the military.

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