WASHINGTON -- As the Islamic State amped up attacks around the world, the Pentagon responded by bravely announcing that American women will now be put in direct ground combat. Whereupon “military intelligence” secured a permanent place in the Encyclopedia of Oxymorons. The new decree opens 220,000 military jobs to women -- including Army Special Forces and the Navy SEALS. “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat . . . and everything else that was previously open only to men,” said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.