Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced today that the Pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat, overturning a 1994 rule that restricted women from infantry, armor, Special Forces, artillery and other combat roles.
It's as easy as a click of a mouse or a tap on a smartphone, and in a few seconds sensitive Army information might be shared that could get Soldiers killed.
With the ease of social media, in any part of the globe at any time, a Soldier, Army civilian, or family member can post pictures from a deployment or talk about an Army mission.
Before 2001, American service women had largely been kept out of ground combat.
Over more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, however, many women have served courageously and skillfully under fire, a reality that female service members have long been pressing the military to acknowledge.
Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice makes criminal the act of adultery when certain legal criteria, known as “elements,” have all been met.