Norway Trains World's First All-Female Special Forces Unit
June 28, 2017
May 8, 2017: Norway has become a world leader in breaking down military gender barriers. Its parliament introduced legislation in the 1980s that opened up all military roles to women. Last year, Norway became the first NATO country to introduce female conscription. But the introduction of the all-female special forces unit in 2014 raised the profile of women in the Norwegian military the most. See Article: Inside the World's First All-Female Special Forces Unit: Norway's Jegertroppen (www.nbcnews.com)
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