Services must justify excluding women from combat by Oct. 1

Haver, an attack helicopter pilot, and Griest, a military police officer, will graduate Friday with 94 successful male Ranger candidates at Fort Benning, Ga

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is giving the chiefs of the military services until Oct. 1 to tell him which combat posts should remain closed to female service-members and is requiring them to provide documentation to justify the exclusion. Carter said Thursday that the historic achievement of two women, 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and Capt.…

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