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Women in Combat

Frog Man Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:37 AM
If standards for combat duty remain unchanged, the numbers of women in combat roles will be minuscule. In some units (Navy SEALs, Delta) they will be zero. Lawsuits will follow, standards will then be lowered based on discrimination and combat readiness and effectiveness will be destroyed. It's inevitable and part of the plan.

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,...