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Women in Combat

tps12 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 9:28 AM
If it’s equality they want it’s equality they get. First: All women 18 must sign up with Selective Service. Second: No reduction or adjustment of military requirements. Third: If a man’s wife is pregnant he does not have to deploy. Remember a Bridge Too Far , this is a bad idea!
Kali_Fred Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 11:51 AM
I'd change it a little. If a woman soldier is pregnant but scheduled to deploy, her husband goes whether or not he is in the military. That would get some to think twice.

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,...