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Women in Combat

45caliber Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:24 PM
Mike: Keep in mind that generals and colonels are not given that rank due to ability. They get it due to political pull. All that takes is money. We occasionally get good generals since even good officers can sometimes get some poliltical pull but that isn't as common as getting the bad officiers.

A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."

The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age,...