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January 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM

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Women in combat: a welcome and overdue decision

Progress should be made outside of war

I absolutely believe that women can and will do military combat as effectively as men [“Women in Combat,” Opinion, Jan. 25]. I just see no reason to celebrate this, or regard it as “progress.”

I was hoping that women might lead men toward a better way of solving conflict than killing each other.

--Fred LaMotte, Steilacoom

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