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Women in Combat

ranma2 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:08 AM
There is only 1 spot where women might be as good or even better than men. Long-range Defensive Sniping. They would be far from the actual action, and their natural tendency for attention-to-details and patience might help them be good defensive snipers. Other than that I fail to see where women might actually be of some use in combat. They should stay at desk-jockey administrative tasks.

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,...