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Women in Combat

bccbc Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:18 PM
With the data stated by Walter Williams on their physical capabilities, it is obvious that they cannot uphold the same requirements as the male trainees. Why put someone (physically) inferior into combat to fight when they will be a drawback? Based off purely data, this makes completely no sense whatsoever. This is my opinion and I am not a congressman or elected official, so I have no actual weight or say in the matter legally. However, as my right as an American, I use my freedom of expression to ask the question “Why?”

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,...