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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?[W:

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    In my 21 years in the military I have never heard of one person be they man or woman who wanted to serve in combat.

    I wanted to. I tried to join the Army for Gulf War I and requested a shot at getting into a combat unit. I wanted to serve in a combat unit, and I wanted to engage in combat.

    Unfortunately a hearing problem kept me out, to my disgust.

    I'm far from the only one. Why do you think people volunteer to try out for Rangers, Recon, Special Forces, etc? It ain't because they want to sit in the rear with the gear.

    Granted, I was young and gung-ho... but so are most recruits.


    I don't see why there might not be some women who feel similarly, despite their relative lack of testosterone poisoning. I've known some pretty tough chicks in my time who didn't mind a scrap.

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?[W:

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I wanted to. I tried to join the Army for Gulf War I and requested a shot at getting into a combat unit. I wanted to serve in a combat unit, and I wanted to engage in combat.

    Unfortunately a hearing problem kept me out, to my disgust.

    I'm far from the only one. Why do you think people volunteer to try out for Rangers, Recon, Special Forces, etc? It ain't because they want to sit in the rear with the gear.

    Granted, I was young and gung-ho... but so are most recruits.


    I don't see why there might not be some women who feel similarly, despite their relative lack of testosterone poisoning. I've known some pretty tough chicks in my time who didn't mind a scrap.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    technology which was developed by human may not need even men..only robots may have to fight one day
    Which would, of course, usher in the Clone Wars.

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    If our nation was being directly attacked....then these powers that be can go to hell !
    A woman IS a human being.
    A human being who cannot carry nearly as much as a man into the battle on balance.

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Who said anything about treating them as property?
    There is a fine line in the treatment of others..
    It can be love, it can be patronizing, a little of both, we know not..
    But, there are men who do treat others as property...
    Maybe this is in our basic makeup.....

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You people who are posting yes have you ever been in the military... Did you serve in combat?
    yes and yes, have the scars to prove it.

    Now if you have never met someone WILLING to go into combat you needed a more stouter circle of men to have served with, but then again YOU are expressing a very strong opinion and never have been locked in mortal combat- true?

    I won't even begin to attempt to explain to pogues the grunt mindset, it is beyond most people's understanding of rational.

    Once again you ask a hack question-

    Very few want to see their son, brother, husband, daughter, sister, wife in harm's way. But just like cops and firefighters it is part of the job. you either get it or you don't.

    It makes no difference if I die in desperate hand to hand combat or a 500lb roadside bomb rips into a poorly protected Hummer to my loved ones. I died doing what 99% of the military won't do, put boots on the ground looking for a fight. I seriously doubt a pogue understands that- even one with 21 years service.

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    They want "equality", which typically means the same rewards without genuinely equal achievement.
    Elaborate.
    Are you saying that a woman cannot achieve as much as a man ?
    And by what standards ?

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think if you lined up 200 soldiers, 100 men and 100 women, (in today's army) you'd find that far fewer women than men are eager for combat.

    I have nothing but gut instinct to back up that opinion. Well, that? And that I believe a woman with children is far less likely to want to be in harm's way than a father.
    In harm's way ?
    Here I agree, if its a foreign adventure combat.
    If its in defense of one's nation..eg ...Israel, Poland, Ethiopia ....
    Then, all bets are off.

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    A human being who cannot carry nearly as much as a man into the battle on balance.
    you have to be VERY selective on the choice of man and woman to claim that. guys always use 200 pound men vs 100 pound women.... ahhh unless you are talking about middle school girls or meth addicted strippers it is difficult to find many 100 pound women in the real world. Try a 5'6" woman should come in between 130 to 144.

    Now I seem to recall the winners of the SE Asia games being a tad smaller than us and were not that bad at close combat. The expression amount of fight in the dawg comes to mind.

    When I was in the Light Infantry I was 138. I can only think of three 200 pound guys in our platoon and they were a constant distraction, always hungry, always hitting the rest of us up for part of our C-rats. What got the ALICE humped through the bushes wasn't bulk but heart. We did make our bigger guys carry the heavier loads the longest, for us it was the 90rcl most the time. but the big guys got payback on road marches, they were put up front and told to stride the puck out.

    I'd suggest those panning women in combat quit comparing female grunts to girls you want to date and start thinking of them as vicious byotches you want having your back.

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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I was gonna say it was more because the English plain didn't like her lol.
    Although if I remember my history, it was the French who wanted her executed.
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