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Testing The Standards: Do Gender Differences Matter For Combat?

The man who designed the training experiment to determine if female Marines should be allowed into combat positions is not a Marine himself, but a civilian scientist. His data could also help the Marines justify their own standards for what makes a person fit for combat.

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Tom Bowman is a NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon.