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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
    would you want your wife, sister or daughter to serve in hand to hand combat and live in a foxhole?
    You do realize that you're essentially arguing on behalf of a social construction..the idea that women have to be protected by the superior man, right?
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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
    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.
    My son just followed in my footsteps (EOD). I had to explain to him that the only people who look forward to a firefight, are those that have never been in a firefight.... I don't want to share a foxhole with someone who does.
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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
    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.
    If your assertion is that nobody, man or woman, wants to serve in combat, then why is your poll explicitly singling out women? After all, if men don't want to serve in combat either, then hell, why have ANYONE serve in a combat role?
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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
    would you want your wife, sister or daughter to serve in hand to hand combat and live in a foxhole?
    No, but neither would I want to see my dad, brother or son (if I had one) have to serve in combat.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Funny, I've known a lot of people who wanted to serve specifically in combat-- including several who enjoyed the privilege.

    Some women want to serve in the combat arms and specifically in combat. I don't hold with putting women in harm's way, but it does them a terrible disservice to claim they're anything less than genuine in their desire.
    Its really easy for you lefties to say I don't have a problem with it..........Your not in the military no do you have to face a combat situation where you are laying your life on the line.........If that were the case you might have a different opinion.
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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
    No, but neither would I want to see my dad, brother or son (if I had one) have to serve in combat.
    You do know in the military that is what men do?
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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
    If your assertion is that nobody, man or woman, wants to serve in combat, then why is your poll explicitly singling out women? After all, if men don't want to serve in combat either, then hell, why have ANYONE serve in a combat role?
    If you kep up current with the news you would know that the SECDEF yesterday said that women may now serve in combat.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You do realize that you're essentially arguing on behalf of a social construction..the idea that women have to be protected by the superior man, right?
    All I am saying is that men don't have a choice and I don't believe women should either.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    I wonder if there is a female who is in the military in DP what she might feel about this issue.
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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
    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.
    Really? Two of my high school friends are in the Marines, they had been wanting to join since they were like 16, combat and all. For some people, it's like another form of thrill seeking -- not that there aren't other reasons involved, of course.

    I want no part in such things though, personally.
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