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Women in Combat

Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:45 AM
Sure. And I'll bet there were damned few women willing to jump on the grenades. Women protect themselves -- and their children. They are not big on looking out for the interests of wider groups.

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,...