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Women in Combat

HongKongCharlie4 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:43 AM
The rare outlier is once again used to justify lowering the standards. If they keep the standards as is, you and I know less than 3% female will make the cut. And those won't stand up to the physical grind of combat for long. Increased medical interdiction and more emergency extractions. Putting more people in harms way. Medics, chopper crews and the myriad people who support combat. Waste of resources in a country that borrows 50-60% of every dollar it spends. SDSTFU! HKC
mshapiro Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:03 AM
Lee, not only have you obviously never seen the inside of a Recruitment Station but yopu obviously have never cracked a biology textbook. Women are biologiclly incapable of the rigors of sustained combat. As it is 65% of males fail out of boot camp. 65%!! Not everyone can be a soldier. I have SEEN female "soldiers" and they are the most ate up, cut up, undisciplined group of rabble that has ever disgraced the uniform. Sure there are outliers but as a whole women do not have either the physicallity or the mental discipline to be in the military at all let alone in combat. When was the last women you knew who could shut her trap and follow orders to go out there and die so we could gain 20 yards of territory? Takes more than shooting a...

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,...