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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I agree young people are more prone to mistakes, but the question was should we expect maturity? If we can't expect most will be mature, then we really shouldn't have them in these life and death situations. I personal believe that whiel young will be young, most will meet the expectation, if we have expectations.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Well its now 21-6 and I wonder how many of those people who said its OK to serve in combat ever have been in combat.
    If we're going to use this logic, then you should probably stay silent on this matter as well, since you are not, nor have you presumably ever been a woman, so you don't have the life experience to know what you're talking about.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I was in the military. 82nd Airborne. My experience was that most can handle it, and that they weed out. So, I guess my comment was more for CP who I believe sees many as too immature to handle it.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    I say, lets do away with the military as it is now.
    Wars are soon to be a thing of the past.
    Peace should be a thing of NOW, more so than the future.
    No more combat, but building, creating, improving, working with people rather than against them.
    For this purpose woman is as much a necessity as man.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I say, lets do away with the military as it is now.
    Wars are soon to be a thing of the past.
    Peace should be a thing of NOW, more so than the future.
    No more combat, but building, creating, improving, working with people rather than against them.
    For this purpose woman is as much a necessity as man.
    So your advocating Diplomacy, not war? Sounds good. To start you off here are some things you should look (since it worked so will in the past) up which will give you a base to build on:

    1. League of Nations negotiations w/ Mussolini and Ethiopia
    2. Chamberlain with Hitler at Munich
    3. UN with Iraq on the occupation of Kuwait

    and something a little more current and a quicker lesson:

    4. UN with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    Those all worked out so well. History is a great teacher, IMO.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Absolutely. Equality requires that everyone be able to do the same general things. If they can shoot, let them be on the front lines. It's unfair to expect equality and then not be willing to put your backside on the line.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I say, lets do away with the military as it is now.
    Wars are soon to be a thing of the past.
    Peace should be a thing of NOW, more so than the future.
    No more combat, but building, creating, improving, working with people rather than against them.
    For this purpose woman is as much a necessity as man.
    Oh good heavens - if we've had war since the dawn of man why on earth do you think it's going to end anytimes soon? Even if we managed to become purely egalitarian we still wouldn't have complete mutual respect worldwide - or - more importantly - others worldwide wouldn't have mutual respect for us, either. Just the opposite: others believe in patriarchal 'wisdom' so fervently they'll kill their own countrymen in protest of our growing egalitarian views.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    If they can meet the established mental and physical requirements for our soldiers, I don't see why not. But no one gets special privilege.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I say, lets do away with the military as it is now.
    Wars are soon to be a thing of the past.
    Peace should be a thing of NOW, more so than the future.
    No more combat, but building, creating, improving, working with people rather than against them.
    For this purpose woman is as much a necessity as man.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Does it take maturity or pure idiocity to throw yourself in the middle of a futile struggle for life concerning a cause that's moot?
    If I follow, I don't think many signed up with conflicts like Iraq in mind. Most, I believe, sign up to do serve. And secondarly for the money and opportunity to change their lives. Speaking for myself, VN still fresh in our collective memories, I was 18 and unsure of my future. I had done some construction work, and had a plumer who wanted to make me an apprentice. I wasn't eager to take that job. SO, when I went down to the recruiter, somethign I did only to try and stop a friend from joining, I ended up enlisting on the spur of the moment. I saw a future that looked brighter (though not as bright as it sounded), had always believed in my country, loved the song the Green Berets song. Never did I consider myself a fan of needless wars.

    I will also ad this. During my time, I found soldiers, some with pictures of dead VC, them holding heads up and taking pictures, who concerned me. I wasn't like them at all. I also met and admire people like Warrant Officer Preist who was reasonable, smart, insightful, and professional. He was the model I would have chosen. He understood the need for a military, but not for stupid,mindless, reckless wars or for putitng brothers in arms in danger needlessly. he'd follow orders, but would stand for what was right, always following the rules and accepting the consequences. Best role model for a human being I've ever known.

    Next, I have to mention, was 1st Sargent Accosta who taught me that as people we want hard work. We too often fool ourselves nto believing we want it easy. He swore he'd work us hard, but that we'd think him for it. He was correct.

    I know I rambled a bit here, but was in a reminiscing mood. But I do hope I answered you adequately.

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