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Majority of Voters Favor Full Combat Roles For Women

Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:58 PM
So, what, make a logistics planner the commanding general of an infantry division? Make a maintenance officer the commander of a fighter wing? Make a doctor or a chaplain the commander of a Special Operations command? There's plenty of MEN who don't see those commands because they don't have the requisite skillset, but rather, they specialize in critically important support roles rather than the primary mission of the unit. Promoting someone just because they are female, or black, or Muslim, or Christian, or white, or male is lethal folly.

Last week as a last hoorah, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving combat even though women have been serving in combat for quite some time. Now, a new Rasmussen Report shows 59 percent of voters favor women serving in full combat positions.

Most voters think women in the military should be able to fight in combat just like men do. But they still believe overwhelmingly that women need to pass the same physical tests as men if they’re in special forces like the Green Berets and Navy SEALs.