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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Yea, that's where the problem comes in for me.

    I'd say IF a women is allowed to go into combat she must succeed on the same physical requirements and have the same qualifications as the men. Currently in the military they don't.

    you do know that will never happen especially if all women were required 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 Navy Pride View Post
    Have you seen any stories about women living in foxholes or engaging in hand to hand fighting? That is combat.
    Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake at the age of 19, saw more combat in her short life than most modern-day men ever will. And she was rather good at it, right up until the point she was captured and executed.
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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?
    I wouldn't want my husband/boyfriend, brother or son to serve in hand to hand combat and live in a foxhole.
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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
    Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake at the age of 19, saw more combat in her short life than most modern-day men ever will. And she was rather good at it, right up until the point she was captured and executed.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

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    For cross-dressing of all things.
    Eh, it was more political than anything.
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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
    Eh, it was more political than anything.
    I was gonna say it was more because the English plain didn't like her lol.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

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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
    Eh, it was more political than anything.
    Obviously, but that was the "official" reason.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I wouldn't want my husband/boyfriend, brother or son to serve in hand to hand combat and live in a foxhole.
    You do know that is what men in the military do (Army and Marines).
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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 do know that is what men in the military do (Army and Marines).
    I do know that. It doesn't change the fact that I don't want ANY of my loved ones in front line combat. I grew up with a father was was in the Marine Corps, his father was a Marine that served in WWII, and my maternal grandfather was in the Army and also served in WWII.

    The people that serve in the military today make their own decisions to join and I believe that if they CHOOSE to be in a combat situation and are adequately trained, then they should be able to do so.
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    Re: Do you really think women in the Military want to risk their lives in combat?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I do know that. It doesn't change the fact that I don't want ANY of my loved ones in front line combat. I grew up with a father was was in the Marine Corps, his father was a Marine that served in WWII, and my maternal grandfather was in the Army and also served in WWII.

    The people that serve in the military today make their own decisions to join and I believe that if they CHOOSE to be in a combat situation and are adequately trained, then they should be able to do so.
    The women that go into combat choose to do so...........the men don't have a choice..............do you think that might be a double standard?
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