History of women in combat

POSTED: 09:06 AM PST Jan 24, 2013    UPDATED: 01:19 PM PST Jan 24, 2013 

With Defense Secretary Ash Carter announcing Thursday that all U.S. military combat positions will now be open to women, take a look at the role women have played in major combats throughout history.

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Capt. Kristen Griest (left) and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first women ever to successfully complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School in August 2015. Here the two look on during the graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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