I don't care what other countries do with their women in the armed services, it's not really relevant to the argument. People will bring up Israel, which allows women to serve in combat units to a certain degree. Bad example. Israel is a small country with a small population that is surrounded by Islamic loons who want to eradicate them. The government can't afford to waste time and resources debating who should be allowed to shoot someone who is threatenting the country. In America, we have a large volunteer force and seldom do we have problems filling the job positions in the military. To open up combat jobs to the very select few women who would even consider applying is doing nothing to enhance military readiness.