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In this April 9, 2014 photo, West Point cadet Austen Boroff, center, of Chatham, N.J., stands in formation as she waits to march to lunch at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. With the Pentagon lifting restrictions for women in combat jobs, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. has set a goal of boosting the number of women above 20 percent for the new class reporting this summer. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Women in the US Marines

The secretary of Defense has ordered the Pentagon to let women serve beside men on the front lines of battle. Now, one year into the experiment to decide if that's possible and how to do it, the military is already learning some unexpected things about how women adapt and how men interact with them. It is also highlighting some cultural differences between different branches of the military. (The Christian Science Monitor)

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