Rusty Dennen covers military affairs and the environment for The Free Lance-Star. .
Women on subs
It’s gotten a lot of press in recent weeks. But when it’s on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," that’s a pretty good sign that things are moving along. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Stewart yesterday that the service will soon end its men-only policy on submarines. Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations, and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have also weighed in on the topic. Details (privacy, reconfiguring some areas aboard) still need to be worked out.