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Law School Team to Fight U.S. Ban on Women in Combat, Draft

More than 200,000 women have served in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and over 100 have died in Iraq alone. But frontline combat duty, with its risks and rewards, is not officially an option for American women serving in the military. A group of University of Virginia School of Law students, a professor and a graduate want to change that and are aiming to seek out litigants to win women the official right to serve in combat roles — and to qualify for the draft as well.