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Women in Combat

Whoknows Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:17 PM
My plan is to put every able bodied man or woman that is on welfare in the Army. Then they will be contributing to the nation and then I will agree with their right to vote. If you do not want to participate you lose 50% of your welfare and cannot vote.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:36 PM
Uhm, no. These people are apparently unemployable, and will only cost lives and treasure. And the y have the right to vote anyway, without your consent.
3129 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:28 PM
As a Vietnam vet who had to lead inner city draftees who were barely literate, draftees were terrible soldiers. That is why the Army went VOLAR in 1971. Viva la revolucion.

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,...