Women Serving in Combat: What Do You Think?

The Pentagon lifted its ban on women serving in combat roles, including roles on the front lines.

The Pentagon made an historic move Thursday when it lifted its ban on women serving in combat.

A 1994 restriction prevented women in the military from serving in combat, including service on the front lines. However, many argued, including the American Civil Liberties Union, that reality showed women already serving on the front lines

The military's lift of the ban opens up to 230,000 posts to women in the military, according to USA Today. 

What do you think about the military lifting the ban? Tell us in the comment section below! 

aycaramba January 27, 2013 at 04:30 AM
Oh please. This is not the President's project. Read the article and the other comments. This originated with the Pentagon. President Obama does not want us to stop being "number one" whatever the hell that means, and accepting rather than pretending to accept the quality of women is a good thing that MANY people acknowledge. Your post is really pretty creepy, by the way.
aycaramba January 27, 2013 at 04:41 AM
The documented romantic entanglements between soldiers go back to at least the 4th century BC. Remember Alexander the Great?
Danielle Lizotte January 27, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Both men and women, have private toilet needs that tend to become more public, I'm sure, at the battle field. Menstruating is not like a sudden urge that you must run off and find a place to take care of it where no one can possibly see you. "Ooops, can't kill you right now! Got to go take care of my girly business! And NOBODY watch me!" I mean come on. That excuse is so 1950's. And secondly, there are very big strong women and very small weak men. Yes, the spectrum leans toward more bigger men, but haven't you ever met a big strong woman? I'm not saying take away the training pack requirement, but if she can carry it, what difference does it make if she has to throw a few tampons in to hers?
Fresh April 03, 2013 at 11:03 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/integrating-women-in-marine-infantry-combat-units-is-marked-with-failure-2013-4 Just thought this was interesting.
GM April 04, 2013 at 12:59 AM
It is an interesting article, and the quote at the end from Marty Dempsey is absolutely depressing. I can't figure out what political considerations are driving his behavior, but I'm sure that the considerations have very little to do with what he should have learned about combat operations in his career leading up to his generalship. Perhaps the evolution of military technology is evolving so rapidly that the most important skills are to be able to fly a drone form a protected bunker in Colorado without spilling coffee in your lap. Anyone for a round of Call of Duty on their gaming computer? I'm glad to see that the Marines at least understand what's important (rare praise from an Army guy!)


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