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Women in Combat

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 7:57 AM
Simple question? Are male-only militaries capable of defeating any enemy and winning a war? The answer is obvious. Next: Are all-female militaries capable of defeating any enemy and winning a war? Case closed.
Marc_H Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:14 AM
sorta depends....
women is jets, seems ok
women is subs, seems ok
in fox-holes, not so sure
Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:20 AM
ALL-FEMALE!!! Not JUST pilots, or shipboard but ALL-FEMALE. War lost. Case closed.
Seawolf Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:28 AM
The powers that be pushed one woman fighter pilot that everyone said wasn't up to it and got her and the RIO killed when she hit the rounddown on the Lincoln I think it was. Women on submarines is a joke, ever been on one? would anyone want to be on one with a women on the dive? Not me, been on few. And on the ground? No way Jose'. In certain jobs they are excellant, best tugboat driver I ever worked with was a woman, but combat no way..it is stupid to even contemplate and the ones who push this will never ever go. It's all about politics.
Jay Wye Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:33 AM
women in the Navy,doing damage control? baloney.
or moving torpedoes,turning wrenches,etc? LOL.

women in aircraft works because they don't have to do anything heavy,at least until they have to bail out and survive behind enemy lines until rescued.
Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:47 AM
A woman surviving BUD/S and He'll Week? Never happen---EVER!!
Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:47 AM
A woman surviving BUD/S and He'll Week? Never happen---EVER!!
Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:49 AM
HELL WEEK!!! Damn spellcheck!

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,...