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
The purpose of the infantry-- of the military in general-- is to keep their soldiers away from our women. We can dress it up however we like, as sovereignty, border control, or protecting our national interests, but what it boils down to is protection of our women and children.
Putting women, especially women of military age, into the front lines of combat directly contradicts the purpose of the military.
By all means, they should be allowed to have military careers should they wish them. Certainly, they should be given infantry training in case our military fails and the teeming hordes follow them home. But putting them in the meat grinder and allowing them to be killed alongside the men is foolish, and toxic, and suicidal.
If he's choosing to enter the military in the midst of two foreign wars, you can probably guarantee that what he wants is to be up to his rucksack in it.
Don't worry so much, and don't watch the news. Pay attention to the numbers, and you see that he has a better chance of coming home in one piece-- and fighting tooth and nail to go back-- than he would have in any previous war in American history.
Really, after some of the things I have read here I'm amazed to know that these men have wive's, mothers, sisters, daughters and girlfriends. To know so little about the abilities of the women in your lives is sad if nothing else.
No Lives Matter
I'm female, of course, but I didn't grow up thinking women were the weaker of the two sexes.Because thinking of women as the weaker of the two sexes has never been taught to young men as they grow up.
I don't know if this was a deliberate omission in my upbringing or not.