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Women in Combat

jturning Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:00 PM
We're not talking about all those jobs, but about actual combat. You wouldn't see women competing against men in MMA or boxing because they would be slaughtered. And beyond the physical strength and stamina, women aren't emotionally strong enough to be on the front lines in actual combat. Throw in that many who will go for these positions will probably be lesbians who usually are even more of an emotional wreck from my own personal experience working with them. This all sounds pretty and lofty as our miscreant leaders sell it in the press, but just like all their other bad ideas it just leaves our country weaker.

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,...