Your problem, DSMike, is you see this as some kind of attack on women from us Traditional Conservatives. You are wrong. The actual position of real Conservative Traditionalists is that men and women have separate roles to play in society, and one of the male roles is to protect women. By putting women in combat roles, you are subverting those roles. Doing that is bad news for everyone involved because it devalues true human nature and will result in negative consequences, not just in combat, but even within marriages and families who have no service members in our society.