David Cameron is set to lift a longstanding ban
A ban on women serving in frontline combat roles in the British armed forces is set to be lifted.
David Cameron is expected to announce the new policy at a Nato summit in Warsaw, according to sources cited by the BBC.
The change follows an 18-month review of the policy announced last year by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.
The review looked into questions of whether women were physically strong enough to serve with the infantry on the frontline and whether their presence would undermine the cohesion and morale of fighting units.
The rule change comes amid reports of a recruitment crisis and undermanned army reserves.
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