i say nay, I believe they should not be allowed. because women are not as fit as men are (women aren't even held to same physical standards as men in army.) While women may argue this point saying we are equals they lack the necessary hormones that make muscles grow faster and stronger and even disregarding this fact typically weigh much less than their male counterpart. just the fact that we separate men and women sports teams shows this fact, if we believe their should be separation for such trivial matters as athletics, how much more so when it comes to the safety of our country (there are many more reasons but it would take a long time to go through all the examples and such)
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I've known women who are much better shots at the range and in better shape than a lot of men, many can prove themselves as capable for combat as any men, their body types are in many ways more capable for survival, they can be more patient and rational, etc. They are absolutely as capable.
That said, I am surprised the main objections raised by leadership in the military haven't been raised here, because I do think those objections are valid. First, men are more likely to be irrational with a combat casualty or capturing or something happens to a female in their squad, etc. The objective of the mission can be compromised if the male soldiers act irrationally because of some chivalrous attempt to save the female from undue duress, etc, when one casualty would otherwise not be worth sacrificing the mission. Second, a woman POW or KIA tortured and shown to the American public can too adversely affect the larger mission. This society struggles enough seeing male soldiers in those situations, and good missions (debate the value of war elsewhere) can be sacrificed more easily because of one female casualty. Women can be effective combat soldiers, the question is "should they be". I don't believe so.
PS. "Krieg ist in der Politik die schlechteste Alternative!" -Otto Carius
Note: some SPAM ad popped up and messed up the poll as I was trying to vote "No" so it registered a "Yes" for me. This site is quality...2
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