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By Michael Hill
Copyright: Associated Press
WEST POINT, N.Y. — West Point wants more women.
With female cadets representing less than one in five cadets in the Long Gray Line, the U.S. Military Academy is taking steps to boost the number of women arriving here this summer and beyond.
West Point's new superintendent said the moves - which include more outreach and the cultivation of competitive candidates - will help keep the storied academy ahead of the curve now that the Pentagon is lifting restrictions for women in combat jobs.