There is no draft...My understanding is that women have been in combat for quite some time now, but they haven't been getting paid for it like the men because of the restriction. They also say the battlefield is more fluid these days making it important that all people be trained and ready for combat.
Everyone here seems to focus on the supposed weaknesses they see, but no one has bothered to mention the strength that women can bring.
I have read other responses on other forums and unlike this one there are men and women in the military who support the move. One woman in particular who was physically fit and could out-do many of the young men in her unit. And I daresay, a physically fit woman who volunteers to fight for her country is going to be far more useful than an out of shape young man who is unwillingly drafted.
It is also interesting to me that the similar arguments were made against racial integration and then don't ask don't tell.
Thankfully, we don't live in this world.
And check out this 111 lb woman. I think women can do more than people give credit for.
At the end of the day anyone who is willing to fight for our country, male, female, black, white, gay or straight has my respect! It's a tough job and I wouldn't want to do it.