Military Women To Serve Closer To Front Lines, According To Pentagon Report

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    This is a non issue to me, since women have been serving on the front lines and riding in convoys since these wars started in 2001.


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    No, they have not been serving in combat situations. As long as these women get no accommodation and have to meet the same standards, sure! But they don't get to say "I'm pregnant" or "I'm a nursing mother" and walk away.

    What will happen is that the standards will be lowered, female feelings will have to be considered. The same thing that happened to the police departments. The military will have to become more sensitive.
     
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    Just like it did for pussies like you?
     
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    Actually Katz, they pretty much have, when bases in Iraq or Afghanistan got attacked they also had to grab their weapon and defend the perimeter, plus the women that went on convoys also had to engage the enemy, and that happened ALOT. Female Soldiers didn't just lie on the ground and have us men protect them. These rules and regulations about women not being in "combat" positions means very fucking little when your boots hit the ground in a combat zone, believe me.
     
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    Exactly. One of my best friends is a female assigned to to a Navy EOD unit she was in Afghanistan along with the bomb disposal teams.
     
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    Yup, we just had a female LT die in Afghanistan working with a special Ops team off post, technically she was not even supposed to be there. People who never been in the Military see the nicely written rules by someone sitting in a comfy desk at the Pentagon and assume the Military is like a civilian job where you follow your job description to a T, anyone who has served knows that is not the case in the Military.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    The idea of women serving under arms in combat zones while there are able-bodied men lounging at home is offensive to me. And while existing circumstances of an all-volunteer military along with wholly unnecessary and aggressive military engagements, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, present situations which are apart from the American ideal, allowing women to serve under arms when not absolutely necessary is setting a bad precedent.

    When I was in the Marine Corps (1956 - 1960) our WMs were trained in the use of infantry weapons and were capable of raising a lot of hell -- if necessary. But the idea of assigning them to line companies was unheard of.
     
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    Well, now they are just called Marines and they even fly F/A-18s in fighter squadrons.
     
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    Did the Pentagon say "allow" women to serve in combat? Forty years ago men were catching the train to Canada to avoid combat.
     

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