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    Default Women in combat?

    Did I just hear that right on the news? That Leon :Panetta gave the ok for Women to be in combat? Im asking all on RTF if what I heard is true.I cant seem to find it online

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    Try this URL: From: Newsmax.com <newsmax@reply.newsmax.com>
    Subject: Breaking: Ban on Women in Combat Lifted Soon
    To: "dabullnbill@yahoo.com" <dabullnbill@yahoo.com>
    Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 3:32 PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom. P. View Post
    Did I just hear that right on the news? That Leon :Panetta gave the ok for Women to be in combat? Im asking all on RTF if what I heard is true.I cant seem to find it online
    That's correct. It's on the national news this evening.
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    It's true.

    They've been in combat for years. Now they can get payment and credit for it, and be promoted to positions that require previous combat experience.

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    I did find it online thanks!

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    Either women are suitable for assignment into combat units or not. If the answer is that they are, which seems to be the point of this new directive, I can see no reason for them not to be eligible for the draft & involuntary assignment to combat units just as men are.

    Tell me why the hell your little girl should not be subject to any future draft & assignment to an Infantry unit than my son?
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    More lawsuits, more talihooks, more BS when you're just trying to stay alive - & how they going to drag their wounded comrade/s to safety?
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    I have no problem with women serving in the same capacity as men. All I would ask is that there be a standardized test to measure the needs required to be an infantry person. If she can do the job why shouldn't she be allowed to.

    I am not and have not served in the military so my statement is just an average citizens opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    I have no problem with women serving in the same capacity as men. All I would ask is that there be a standardized test to measure the needs required to be an infantry person. If she can do the job why shouldn't she be allowed to.

    I am not and have not served in the military so my statement is just an average citizens opinion.
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    The only problem I see is physical, specifically strength. Modesty, I guess, would not be a luxury for either sex.
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