Wars in places like the Middle East put women serving in traditionally noncombat roles in harms way as we saw with Jessica Lynch and others during the Iraq debacle. Our leaders aren't pushing women to the front__the circumstances of war is and women should be rewarded through promotions and pro pay on par with males.<quoted text>
I forget the Generals name....but he was saying that
for years the armed forces have had women in very important
roles such as nurses and other such very skilled roles.
His concern was that if the Armed Forces start to
become more and more of a unpleasant experience for
women, they will then have a hard time in recruiting
women into the armed forces.
That and I guess I just a little bit of the old school way
of thinking......Men fight the wars to keep the Women
and children safe....I see no reason to change that.
I think we are traveling a dangerous road when our leaders
want to push Women more and more into combat roles.
There is plenty of opportunities for Women in the Armed Forses
with out them jumping into enemy fox holes and slugging it
out with enemy soldiers.
You're obviously confused__the infantry remains closed to females.
During the Vietnam era women served in the medical area, clerking and certain other noncombat positions and there were female civilians serving there as well. Very few women died in RVN__some nurses were killed and wounded by a 122mm rocket attack while serving at the 45th Surgical Hospital in Tay Ninh which was as close to the so called front lines as US military women got. There was also a Filipino hospital with female staff at that base.
Female USO personnel and news reporters were also exposed to combat during that conlict.