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Women in Combat

SdAufKla Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:05 AM
It's not about the MINIMUMS. It is about exceeding the maximum and all other expectations of effort and endurance when confronted by uncertain situations and the unknown. It's about accomplishing the mission even after long passing, by hours, days, or even weeks, all maximum standards in the book and everything else that you once thought was humanly possible.

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,...