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Women in Combat

bccbc Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:19 PM
One more thing to point out as our current foreign affairs, we are fighting a force (Taliban and Al-Qaida) and race that despises the equality of women to men. On paper, this means that women are MORE of a target. The fact of the matter is that having them in combat, not in the actual military, is illogical and irrational.
renny4 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:36 PM
As if you expect the current regime in DC to be either logical or rational.

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,...