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Women in Combat

mhood175 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:13 PM
Actually, Michigan, the boys were younger than 13, they were 9 and 10 years old, too. Kids and old men were taken. They didn't take the women per se because that would have eliminated the German people virtually - besides women DID serve in Germany and were among the most cruel when assigned to concentration camps! Some were worse then the men. Demoralizing the male troops was the last thing on their minds - they sent boys and kids because there was no one left to fight! Germans had surrendered by the thousands! They siimply could not present a company of females! No weapons, no ammo, and no men!

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,...