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The Reality That Awaits
Women in Combat

Wall Street Journal, by Ryan Smith

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/23/2013 9:21:20 PM

America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday´s news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics and others who will likely now include women. The Pentagon would do well to consider realities of life in combat as it pushes to mix men and women on the battlefield.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Anner40, 1/23/2013 9:34:43 PM     (No. 9135392)

Now is the Time for all good men to come to the aid of the Male Party....you had better stand up before it is too late....you know you will not be able to look sideways at the woman or you will be sued for harassment...they have gone too far as it is...and yes I am a woman but I don´t agree that woman can do anything she wants....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/23/2013 9:38:35 PM     (No. 9135396)

Saw this in the Navy in the mid 1980s. One ship, a submarine tender, was scheduled for a (rare) deployment of just 3 months.
About 50% of the females in the crew came up with various reasons (most of them pregnancy) in the weeks leading up to the departure date. With the sudden lack of enough sailors, the group commander started plucking shore-duty sailors - men only - to fill those vacated billets.

When will these idiots stop treating the military as some social petri dish?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: navyjag907, 1/23/2013 10:03:57 PM     (No. 9135444)

I was an infantry officer in the Army and served in Vietnam on a brigade staff. Service in the field in combat will devastate these women and destroy unit cohesion.//I also served on a hospital ship as a naval judge advocate in the Gulf War. A high percentage of the crew was female and they were great shipmates and very good at what they did in a relatively comfortable environment with good food and daily showers. In my judgment from my ship a very few long serving regular female officers and a few others who were almost all dykes and toughs could have hacked it in the field until worn down through lack of body strength. These few could not have lasted nearly as long as the men.//Horrible, if politically correct, decision by Panetta and another reason for straight males to avoid military service.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gomershabazz, 1/23/2013 10:23:35 PM     (No. 9135470)

..How will the enemy cut off their penises and stick them in their mouths?


Oh..they´re females....in that case they will treat them according to Geneva.

Never mind /s

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 1/23/2013 10:29:17 PM     (No. 9135477)

How does a woman deal with a sudden monthly visitor who is unexpected and out in the field?
I doubt the men are carrying extra maxy pads

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/23/2013 11:56:11 PM     (No. 9135596)

These arguments are extremely short-sighted. In our culture, women have served as the guardians of civil behavior. We´ve told our children "Never hit a lady" and "Watch your language, there are ladies present". Traditionally, women have been the standard-bearers of manners, dedication, love and peace. Ideally, men are honored to care for them and protect them. Such behaviors civilize us and allow us to fulfill satisfying social roles.

But, the woman warrior chips away at our civil veneer. It destroys both man-and-womanhood.

In the end, they will scratch their heads in wonder and ask why there are no real men left, only boys and animals.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/23/2013 11:56:56 PM     (No. 9135598)

How long before the Muzlims, who seem to be running things in the PC war, are offended by women ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/24/2013 12:00:56 AM     (No. 9135603)

This article tells it like it is in army and marine combat infantry units. The liberal Democrats can only get away with such ludicrous policy changes because only about 1% of the country has served in the military these days, and the other 99% does not have a clue as to what really happens in sustained ground combat operations.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mike43, 1/24/2013 12:12:47 AM     (No. 9135613)

And some fool in the comments stated that "the Israelis are already there."

No they aren´t. They tried it in one conflict and found it unworkable. And that was in ´74. They do draft women.

I´ll believe they´re serious when all women have to register for the Selective Service.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/24/2013 1:43:44 AM     (No. 9135712)

There are only a very small percentage of the women in the army and marines who have any desire to serve in infantry ground combat units. If they were to start generally assigning women to those units they would find that they have created the perfect recipe for a lot of quick pregnancies in order to get the heck out of those units ASAP.

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