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

    Santorum says no, they should be banned. So do many other Republicans. What say you?

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Santorum says no, they should be banned. So do many other Republicans. What say you?

    I think there was another thread on this subject not too long ago, but my position is - more power to them. If they want to fight, and they can hack it, let them fight. I'm sure as hell not going to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I think there was another thread on this subject not too long ago, but my position is - more power to them. If they want to fight, and they can hack it, let them fight. I'm sure as hell not going to.
    Sorry if it a duplicate. A mod can merge it or delete this if it is.

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

    I don't care, as long as they meet the same physical requirements of the guys next to them.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    I'm so tired of this issue...

    Let's just draft all able-bodied women between 18 and 25 and put every single one of them in 11Bravo for a year. We can use them when we go after Iran.

    When their periods all synch up we can launch the attack on Day 1 of PMS. The Iranians will never be the same; they'll never try to make a woman wear hijab ever again, they'll be too afraid.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'm so tired of this issue...

    Let's just draft all able-bodied women between 18 and 25 and put every single one of them in 11Bravo for a year. We can use them when we go after Iran.

    When their periods all synch up we can launch the attack on Day 1 of PMS. The Iranians will never be the same; they'll never try to make a woman wear hijab ever again, they'll be too afraid.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    I agree with Goshin the issue gets tiresome. I don't see why they should not have the same requirements as males and if in the military they should be in combat positions.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    I agree with Goshin the issue gets tiresome. I don't see why they should not have the same requirements as males and if in the military they should be in combat positions.
    If wars were still fought with swords and axes that'd make sense. I wonder how many "enemy killed" or casualties our side had in Afghanistan or Iraq that was the result of hand-to-hand combat? Does "zero" come to mind?

    The absolute best shot I know is a woman, and I know a lot of marksmen. Nor does everyone in a combat zone do the same thing like clones. It has become very technical and specialized.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    If wars were still fought with swords and axes that'd make sense. I wonder how many "enemy killed" or casualties our side had in Afghanistan or Iraq that was the result of hand-to-hand combat? Does "zero" come to mind?

    The absolute best shot I know is a woman, and I know a lot of marksmen. Nor does everyone in a combat zone do the same thing like clones. It has become very technical and specialized.
    Marksmanship isn't the only concern it comes to physical requirements for a combat soldier. Combat troops carry a hell of a lot of equipment. They also have to move wounded comrades. The point is, being a warfighter in this day and age still requires a degree of physical prowess. If men and women will be serving in the same roles and positions, they should be held to the exact same standards. The physical standards should not be lowered for women when people's lives depend on it.
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