So, your plan is to give women an equal share of the promotional opportunities without an equal share of the risk.<quoted text>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.
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.
In the case of Jessica Lynch, she f*cked up resulting in the death of other soldiers and was rewarded by being treated as a hero.