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
It's the "front line" concept that's funny. Are any of you even aware of the wars we fight anymore and the wars that are coming? There's no "front line" to keep the women from.
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And of course I'm aware of the female status in the Muslim society, I'm from the ME buddy.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
I think the trick is that the women have to have power equal to that of the men, and in order for that to happen, there must be sufficient numbers of women, and they must be of a certain caliber.
When there's one woman in a group for every twenty or thirty men, and when the women are of the caliber of Megan Ambuhl and Lindee England (young, uneducated, and of the lowest conceivable military rank), and when their immediate supervisors are male, you get a situation where these females cannot possibly exert a positive influence. They are too powerless. At best, they are subservient to the men, catering to them in hopes of being safe and fitting in.
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Obviously, they don't like it when anyone busts into their homes but the manner in which male Marines are able to interact with the head of the household permits them the latitude to win over hearts and minds, not so with women. An old Iraqi sheik would die before he obeyed a woman's order.
I know buddy, I know. I'm just trying to tell you how it was for us in Iraq. Iraqi men (for the most part) do not see women as equals. It's just a fact of life.And of course I'm aware of the female status in the Muslim society, I'm from the ME buddy.
They'll have to get their own House in Order.