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**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens during a news conference at the Pentagon on Jan. 24, 2013, where he announced he is lifting a ban on women serving in combat. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon Panetta listens during a news conference at the Pentagon on Jan. 24, 2013, where he announced he is lifting a ban on women serving in combat. (Associated Press)

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A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.