Anywhere But in The Air (or Undersea)

THE U.S. NAVY HAS RECOMMENDED TO SECRETARY OF DEFENSE Les Aspin that women be allowed to serve in all combat positions -- except in submarines, where quarters are close. But because the Air Force still adamantly opposes using women in fighter and bomber combat aircraft, Aspin doesn't want to take on the Air Force now over this issue. He has asked the Navy to hold off on putting women into combat aircraft. Personally, the Secretary believes that prohibition should be lifted too.


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