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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
    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.
    That's the reason I wish they would not let girls fight in foxholes. I don't want my grand daughter to ever have to fight like that.

    It's a piss poor reason for wanting to keep women out of combat roles but it's the only reason I got. And it's enough for me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You don't want to hear the bare truth?
    Not very interested in your trolling, no. Spelling is something my son and I struggle with due to the same learning problem, and while you think you're funny, to me you're being offensive.

    If you want to pay attention to typos then you have the whole Basement to do it. We're talking about something else on this thread.
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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
    Not very interested in your trolling, no. Spelling is something my son and I struggle with due to the same learning problem, and while you think you're funny, to me you're being offensive.

    If you want to pay attention to typos then you have the whole Basement to do it. We're talking about something else on this thread.
    Wow, who knew you were so sensitive? That was mild man. Geez. Lol. *shaking head*
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    We have had women in combat roles here since 1989 and the physical standards are the same except for the 24km run. I see no problem if women want to risk their lives for their country.

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

    I'm leaving this thread before I say something worth points. Women in combat is not a problem unless they lower the standards. That's all I have to say about it. Good evening

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

    The DoD isn't suggesting any different standard, so that should be fine.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    did you serve in combat? and I mean carry a weapon, get shot at, shoot back, etc....not just spend time in-country....
    Read the ****ing thread my left wing friend......... You might learn something not.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    He said 'risk their lives in combat' in the thread title.

    (in general towards the whole subject - not your post
    No one joins the military hoping or planning or wanting to die (risk their lives) in combat (or training - or on a march - or on the range) - they join for all other reasons and sometimes they take the risk because those other reasons are worth it.

    Don't let him fool you - he didn't think of anything else when he wrote it. That would have taken too much effort on his part.
    Again, risking your life is not the same as wanting to die. There are plenty of people who do things which are risky for reasons as crazy as just wanting an adrenaline rush.

    There are actually some who go in the military for more than a stable paycheck. One of my best friends is in the Army Special Forces. He takes his job in the service more seriously than the vast majority. I see Navy Pride's question as whether women actually want the combat role or just want the increased chance of promotion that comes with it.
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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
    Elaborate.
    Are you saying that a woman cannot achieve as much as a man ?
    And by what standards ?
    Women can't match men it terms of strength and endurance. You choose the best 100 women you can find and I'll choose the best 100 men I can find. Pair them in combat against each other. Would you bet over or under 5 women winning? We can do the same with endurance trials in the form of military humps. I will bet whatever you want that the men I select will outlast the women you select when it comes to traveling with 150 lb backpacks or carrying a body. There are many other important military aspects where the men will continue to win.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Which is why training is so much more important that strength.
    I sooooo agree. Is why I curl my lip at pogues who think because they have a few hours fondling their 'gun' they are grunt-like. What many pogues forget/don't understand is in order for that grunt to be 'boots on the ground' there was a whole lot of abuse endured to be there. Laying in the mud for hours, sleeping in snow, bustin the bush in hot humid places. mind over matter- they don't mind and you don't matter. Hell I remember arriving at Ft. Puke, changing into fatigues to go stand out in the rain getting soaked to the bone being lectured by the Drills who stood under the supply shed's overhang on how we would receive ONE each roll of TP for our stay in lousyanna. Welcome to the Infantry, that's stuff you won't see on the gung-ho recruitment posters!

    The constant weapons/tactics training that is what separates the grunt from the I fondled one once crowd... it is done till it's muscle memory because to stop and think is to freeze, the biggest concept that separates a good NCO from mediocre is the ability to take it all in in one life or death second and pull the magic rabbit out of the hat. Recognize and React.

    So many are hung up on the Hollywood hero stuff, dragging a buddy to safety stuff, the Terminator as your Battle Buddy. fact is if you get wounded in a fire fight you'd be better off not want a strong guy to be present but a brave/dumb guy there. Stop and think... YOU just got shot standing there, why would your buddies think it couldn't happen to them? Grunts who run into the kill zone for a buddy get shiny things pinned to their chests, the survivors get fast tracked on the promotion lists because it isn't expected, it is exceptional.

    Having a Terminator for a battle buddy???? The person who suggested that doesn't understand the concept of being under direct fire. Last thing you want is someone braver than you thinking they are 8 foot tall and bullet proof anywheres near you! Better a Battle Buddy who knows Death can kiss him full on the lips at any second but still backs your play.

    Anywho, not lecturing you, just posting on a lot of what others have been typing.

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