Some women would make very good combat troops. I know a couple of female cops and another who was a Marine who I would put up against most men with no concern. I think blanket bans based on gender are foolish. If women can meet the requirements, I say let them fight. They have a right to defend their country and people, just like any man. Heck, women can be fierce, especially when their families may be threatened. Look at nature. Don't they always say not to get between a mama bear and her cubs?