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Majority of Voters Favor Full Combat Roles For Women

Patriotic Chicagolander Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 11:00 AM
Even if she passes, who will carry the extra heavy additional weaponry? Carried an M-60 machine gun and ammo (the almost equally heavy tripod was carried by another male) in addition to the rucksack and other required equipment. Not a task for the weak, I assure you.

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.