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    Opening the door to women in combat would be “disastrous,” say some, and it’s long overdue, say others who joined in a torrent of responses to the announcement that the Army isn’t just “brothers” in arms anymore.

    The Defense Department in January announced its decision to allow women to serve in direct combat roles.

    In more than 100 letters to Army Times, nearly 20 percent voiced unconditional support for the move. In comments from those who offered a definite opinion for or against, women were 2 to 1 against it and men about 4 to 1 against.

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