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
Walking around in 140 degree heat with a piece of cotton in your vagina without having bathed for a few weeks (I had to go six weeks once) just seems like a recipe for disaster. Although, after having eaten and slept so little in that time period I'd be surprised if the woman was capable of having a period at all.
Oh, and I'm sure the Iraqis would LOVE have American women busting into their homes, telling them what to do and how to do it. That would really endear them to us...
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
You see, Arabic/Muslim men would NEVER tolerate a group of women patrolling through their neighborhoods, busting down their doors, barking orders at them and their family - even conversing with them is out of the question. That's just reality, buddy. Once word got out that a female infantry unit was patrolling through Iraq or Afghanistan it wouldn't be long before that unit was wiped out in a massive, coordinted attack. I wonder what they'd do to the ones they captured...