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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

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    Oh Jesus YES! I spent 15 months carrying over a hundred god damn pounds on my back walking through the ****ing hindu kush. Afghanistan is NOT iraq. Most of the combat isn't in vehicles, it's humping and hating life.
    That's a physical requirement. Not the all of the PT test.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

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    But woman cant keep up - it's physically impossible. The simple fact they have wider hips will slow them down. Woman are not built for extreme physical activities. Of course they can do extreme physical activities but the male will always be faster and more durable.
    I don't buy that either. It's rarely a sprint, and many women walk quite fast. me on the other hand, I'm slow by nature. Wide base don't ya know.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That's a physical requirement. Not the all of the PT test.
    You're right, it's MUCH harder than a PT test, and yet the women can't even meet the male PT test standards.
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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't buy that either. It's rarely a sprint, and many women walk quite fast. me on the other hand, I'm slow by nature. Wide base don't ya know.
    If you're slow then you will fail basic training. We're talking about standards here.

    It's basic physics that woman are slower than men.

    Why the hell do you think woman don't compete against men in sports? Hell my beer league hockey team could beat Team USA or Team Canada womans teams in a hockey game.

    The notion we're even having a discussion that woman are as physically strong and fast as men is delusional...

    Woman are better than men at some things and men are better than woman at some things - this just happens to be a case where men are superior... The notion woman are even close to men in physical strength, durability, stamina etc is downright ridiculous.

    Now, If a woman can actually keep up with the guys - great - however I don't see that happening. If a woman can do that she would be better off competing in the Olympics than trying to prove herself in combat.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That's a physical requirement. Not the all of the PT test.
    The PFT standards aren't going to be raised for female soldiers, so it's purdy much a dead issue. When troops hit the battlefield, it's too late to find out that a soldier can't handle the physical rigors of infantry life.

    However, I can see it now, the standards for the Expert Infantry Test will be lowered, because women won't be able to meet the current standards.
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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    For anyone who is confused or uninformed about the type of fighting that is happening in afghanistan, I would highly recommend the documentary 'Restrepo' to you. It follows one of the battalions from my brigade (the 173rd) during our 07-08 deployment.

    It will become exceptionally obvious to those that claim that warfare is all fought with technology and from vehicles, that this simply isn't the case. For the most part it's humping through the mountains, and it's brutally overwhelming combat.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    I don't expect that near as many women as men will meet the base physical requirements for the duty. Those who do however should get the shot at it.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

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    Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles | World news | guardian.co.uk


    Personally, I'm fine with this as long as they physical requirements are the same. If you can't lift enough or run long enough, you're putting other people in extra danger as well as yourself.
    Same here, if they can meet the standards and volunteer, there is no reason why they shouldn't be allowed to.

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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Dude, Puleeeessseee... yeah sure, one female to every 5000 men isn't exactly pulling equal duty sparky. Stop with the usual liberal, and typical exception to the rule argument. You look like a fool. Yes women have died from enemy gunfire by happenstance, NOT by design. If you want to delude yourself into some ridiculous comparison then by all means. I live in the real world sugar.


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    Re: Pentagon to overturn ban on women in military combat roles

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I think you're making a distinction without a meaning. We know they were and are not actively out running those types of missions. The argument is the battlefield is no longer structured that way. The old paradigm no longer holds meaning. And in this new paradigm women are in fact already on the front lines. They are correct.
    The battlefield isn't structured that way though. Patrols are sent out for the express purpose of locating the enemy and engaging them. What do people think we do over there? Ride around and wait to be shot at? That's not the case at all. I think it was said best by General Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps. "EXPOSURE to danger is not combat. Being shot at, even being killed, is not combat. Combat is finding . . . closing with . . . and killing or capturing the enemy."
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