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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    Didn't the Israelis try having women in front line combat, but decided it was too damaging to morale for men to see female soldiers being killed or injured?
    Yes, they did. But, careful you don't hit some folks with too much reality, they might freak out.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    If women want to fight on the front lines then let them have their wish...As long as it isn't a hindrance to the unit. I see no reason why a well trained female can't be useful on the front lines.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    If women can pass the same requirements as men, and go through the same training as if they were men, I would see no problem with allowing them to enter combat units.
    What she said.

    Please don't make the military more weak with a different set of rules for women, gays, dogs, cats etc.

    I really don't care who serves other than I want to know the USA has the most powerful military possible.

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    What she said.

    Please don't make the military more weak with a different set of rules for women, gays, dogs, cats etc.

    I really don't care who serves other than I want to know the USA has the most powerful military possible.
    Let me clarify, If they can’t lift what men are expected to lift or run as far as men are expected to run (carrying the same load) etc. I think they shouldn’t pass bootcamp.

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They would not have to be stronger than men. They would only have to be strong enough to do the job, which more than a few women are. Those women are exceptional, but so are every person in our military.
    I am not saying they have to be stronger than the average man. I am saying that when you create a policy that women must be allowed in combat roles you are opening up the door for women who are not qualified to be put in that role for the wrong reasons. I don't think you make a policy for the rare and few woman who qualify.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    If women want to fight on the front lines then let them have their wish...As long as it isn't a hindrance to the unit. I see no reason why a well trained female can't be useful on the front lines.
    because they are damaging to the unit they are in, and combat is a team sport, not an individual one.

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    because they are damaging to the unit they are in, and combat is a team sport, not an individual one.
    Generalize much? It is not possible to be a woman and not be damaging to the unit? Are male soilders really as fragile and immature as you paint them?

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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    because they are damaging to the unit they are in, and combat is a team sport, not an individual one.
    IMHO, the only way they damage the unit they are in is that, due to Amry policy, they suck up more than their fair share of resources. it hurts morale and fosters resentment among the males.
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Generalize much? It is not possible to be a woman and not be damaging to the unit? Are male soilders really as fragile and immature as you paint them?
    it is damaging to the unit because the army gives them preferential treatment
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    Re: Women Should Be Allowed in Combat Units, Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    it is damaging to the unit because the army gives them preferential treatment
    Seems to me if this is true, just argue against such treatment. No need to generalize that by the nature of ebing a woman, you damage the unit.

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