Nicky Moffat (l); Judith Webb (c); Kirsty Wark
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Should women serve in close combat roles in the British Army?

Women soldiers could soon be allowed to serve in front line combat roles in the Army after a review due to take place in 2018 was brought forward.

Currently women can serve on the front line, but not where the primary aim is to "close with and kill the enemy".

Lord Dannatt, the former head of the Army, told the BBC that women should not be in "the combat arms" as "a matter of principle".

Nicky Moffat, a former brigadier, and Judith Webb, a former major, joined Newsnight's Kirsty Wark to debate the role of women in the Army.

  • 09 May 2014
  • From the section UK
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