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In this Sept. 18 file photo, female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky., in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan. Women may be able to begin training as Army Rangers by mid-2015, and as Navy SEALs a year later, according to details of plans obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

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By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.

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