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

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    For the record, there are some beastly women out there, not all women are 5' 100 lbs:

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    I don't know too much about the military but looking at this from the perspective of a manager in order to make a business run smoothly you want to maximize on the areas that an individual excels in while working to improve on areas that they don't in any downtime that you might have. So coming from that perspective I would say put people in the position that they do best in (that they're best qualified for), I don't care about whether they're male or female. You need the right people in the right position to maximize efficiency. Of course things don't always run that smoothly but I think having that perspective and being flexible enough to 'wing it' when you have to is what makes you successful.

    I'm not sure how much that would apply to the military but 'winging it' is the last resort, if you need someone to take on a role that they aren't the best at then you use them as a last resort. I wouldn't put any woman or man in a combat role just to satisfy societies demand for what they perceive to be 'equality'. You put them in that position if that's the area that they're going to excel in or if you run out of other options.

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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
    You still don't answer the question.....If men have to serve in combat and register for the draft why shouldn't all women required to do the same?
    Not all men have to serve in combat. Even when there was a draft not all men were drafted. Those that were, not all of them were assigned combat roles. In fact I'd say most weren't. I agree, if all men should be required to register with selective service, so should all women. But the combat thing is a non-flyer.

    Again, not all men who voluteer serve in combat. The ones that do compete for the position.

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

    OK here we go again....My point is if you allow women to serve in combat then all women should have to do it............Not just all males.....I know some of you on the left have a hard time concentrating on a point but please try to..........thank you.
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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 clownboy View Post
    Not all men have to serve in combat. Even when there was a draft not all men were drafted. Those that were, not all of them were assigned combat roles. In fact I'd say most weren't. I agree, if all men should be required to register with selective service, so should all women. But the combat thing is a non-flyer.

    Again, not all men who voluteer serve in combat. The ones that do compete for the position.
    If they don't serve in combat or get drafted it is the luck of the draw..........I would venture to say at the moment if your a male in the army or marines your chance of being in combat are very high. I will admit I joined the Navy so I would not get drafted into the army.....THat is what most of the men in 1956 were doing.
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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 clownboy View Post
    Not all men have to serve in combat. Even when there was a draft not all men were drafted. Those that were, not all of them were assigned combat roles. In fact I'd say most weren't. I agree, if all men should be required to register with selective service, so should all women. But the combat thing is a non-flyer.

    Again, not all men who voluteer serve in combat. The ones that do compete for the position.
    Honestly, you're right and you're wrong. You're absolutely right about not all men in the Army or Marines are in REAL combat. Most of them are support and keep their asses on the fob. You're semi-wrong about the compete for the position thing. For the most part, if you sign up for combat arms, there's a 98% chance you'll be in combat. The only ones they exempt from it are the totally incompetent bitches who will get someone killed. In which case they stick them in headquarters.
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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
    If they don't serve in combat or get drafted it is the luck of the draw..........I would venture to say at the moment if your a male in the army or marines your chance of being in combat are very high. I will admit I joined the Navy so I would not get drafted into the army.....THat is what most of the men in 1956 were doing.
    I volunteered (69) for duty myself but was not placed in a combat role though I was stationed in DaNang. Many, many more like me, draftee and volunteer. And I disagree, at the moment you have a far less chance of being assigned a combat role. But it doesn't really work like that. Folks sign up for the general duty they are after. If you sign up as a hill humper, yes, chances are, if you cut the mustard, you'll be assigned a combat role. But if you don't the service will most likely use you to fill in the blanks at whatever other role is currently understaffed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    To also be fair...the "average" guy I know whose in the military and actually in active duty rather than perhaps behind a desk tend to be in much better shape than the "average" guy of similar height/weight in the gen pop.
    Of course. But the same is true abut the average woman in the military. Ultimately it comes down to training,
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Course as one of my old play-toon sargeants once said,'it only takes running into that one skilled/lucky bastard to ruin an otherwise OUTstanding military career'

    my observation includes this as well... they rarely stop at one hit, stab, or shot.

    Lots of names on a wall in DC that got put there by some pretty small fellas, who lacked massive air/arty/gunship support- they did most of it the low tech old fashioned way.

    Oh just remembered one other thing an old salt was fond of saying...'if you are down to bare hands you have soooo pooched the mission planning!'

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's important to compare a female soldier to the enemy, not her male counterpart.
    Absolutely. And training makes far more of a difference than size/strength.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    It is obvious that that most of the people responding do not have daughters or wives of military age or they might give this a second thought.
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