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Women in Combat

mhood175 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 6:41 PM
That may be true, but rare. There is a saying in Europe about Germans - one German, a gentleman, two Germans, gangsters! And it is true. Some POW's were luckier than others if they were in a camp where they were treated as they should have been but that was not the 'norm'. I realize your point, and I appreciate your courtesy but until you have SEEN and been IN the concentration, extermination camps, save your compliments towards Germans - it is not deserved! They are a very cold, uncaring people, and most plead 'innocent' about what their countrymen did during that war, and they turned a blind eye, but they knew - they just didn't admit it! You cannot imagine the atrocities. Horrific and unbelievable! 10,000,000 paid with their lives!

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,...