Yes, and they should be integrated with the males
Yes, but keep their units seperate from male units
No, but women should be given some basic infantry skills beyond basic training
No, women should never serve in a role where they may encounter combat
What you are purposefully failing to acknowledge is that I speak from experience. Ever gone on the "Slide for Life" or any other obstacle on the Confidence Course? Or ran through the Marine Obstacle Course? They can be serious gut checks for some. The vast majority of women simply cannot do it. And if they cannot do it, then how in hell would they be able to be in the infantry?
Only the very few would be able to do it.
Last edited by MSgt; 08-06-09 at 11:16 PM.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
As far as the logistics of women in the infantry things haven't changed much and it is a factor. When I was in the Nationa Guard a long time ago and we were in the field I was the only women and the logistics there was to put me in a barricks all by myself not equiped with heat in the dead of winter. It was all they could come up with. So that is another valid point you have made.
Unfortunately many people are more intrested in proving their point than in knowing the facts on the issue and the result is personl attacks on the person who shows them up to be wrong. Kind of like the military you have to be ready for combat at all times.
One of my brothers is USAF. Due to his MOS and experience, he is usually embedded with a Green Beret A-Team. He has done numerous tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other unspecified nations. Once again, the suggestion that being embedded entitles one to be slack-jockey is not only erroneous, but ludicrous.
Just wanted to rectify any false impressions occassioned by the quote above.
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