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Women in Combat

Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:30 AM
The whole idea of women in the military is a mistake. In the final analysis, ALL soldiers should be riflemen first. Anyone who is not physically able to perform as an infantryman should not be in the military. As Dr. Williams says, the purpose of the military is to fight -- not to be a place for social experiments.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:49 AM
You described the Marines. Every marine is a rifleman first and that includes the Commandant.
mshapiro Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:39 AM
When I was in the Army I was told every day that EVERYONE in the Army was 11B first and their MOS second. Seems the Joint Cheifs missed that memo. Everyday superior soldiers are let go because of a failure at the APFB while women are allowed to collect benefits and have a career they havn't earned but they have been handed so that Progs can feel better about themselves. How are you a soldier if tomorrow you can't be wokne up, handed your rifle, and told to take that hill? Women in the military is a joke.

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,...