women in combat
Hope

Belleville, IL

#1 Jan 24, 2013
I am thrilled to hear the Secretary is taking a huge step towards having the policy reflect womens hard-fought service,. For the past 10 years women have been slogging it out in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its a great step to conform the policy to reality.

“Hang Together”

Since: Apr 09

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#2 Jan 24, 2013
It's making official what the line troops have known for years.
Chuck
dont agree

West Liberty, KY

#3 Jan 24, 2013
I don't agree with this decision. However, I will say two things, if a woman wants to go to combat, then she better be able to do the work of a man, including meeting all the physical goals that a man does. I don't think they should be treated differently just because they are a woman. They should have the same standards as a man. By that I mean if a man is expected to run five miles with fifty pounds of gear in x amount of time, so should the woman.
I also believe if they are going to let women in combat, then they should have to sign up for selective service just like the men.

“Hang Together”

Since: Apr 09

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#4 Jan 24, 2013
Why should they have to sign up for selective service?
Hope

Belleville, IL

#5 Jan 24, 2013
I'm not sexist or anything, but why would women WANT to be drafted? If they want into the military, it's open to them. So they're not going to be FORCED to serve; I'd call that good news. Or is it men who are complaining, calling it unfair? They're not real men. Real men know it's our job to protect our "women and children." Get over it. Equality doesn't apply to everything.
Hope

Belleville, IL

#6 Jan 24, 2013
By the way 200,000 women already serve, 15%. Men have lower standards to get in the military because they are over weight

“Hang Together”

Since: Apr 09

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#7 Jan 24, 2013
No one serving was drafted. It's an all volunteer force. Women, have not, as many predicted they would, impacted readiness negatively. If anything, readiness has improved because of women in the military. Why would women "officially" in a combat role be something different? History shows limiting participation because of race, gender, or sexual preference hurts readiness more than inclusion.
reason

Prospect, TN

#8 Jan 24, 2013
guess you did not listen to that was said on Sean Hannity radio show. MOST women do not want it and there would be a lotta sex going on and the men blamed etc etc, listen to what was said, Women do not want it, just the fem. movement.

Read up on it.

Out
dont agree

West Liberty, KY

#9 Jan 24, 2013
The reason they should have to sign up for selective service is because they want to be treated as equals, then to they should have to sign up. I am a firm beleiver that some occupations are better suited for men and some for women. But I also a firm believer if both are equally qualified for the job, then the pay and benefits should be equal. Which is not always the case for private sector.

“Hang Together”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#10 Jan 24, 2013
I don't have to watch Sean Hannity to get his interpretation of the situation, because like Most men, he has never served a day in the military. See most men don't want to serve in the military either. Not every woman wants to serve in combat. Fine! Those who do and have the capability should be allowed to do so. For those women who don't want their husbands serving with women, they already are serving with them. They have been for decades.
ELMER

Lebanon, KY

#11 Jan 24, 2013
It makes since for women who serve to see combat. You don't have to be a man to shot someone who is shooting at you.
not the point

Murphy, NC

#12 Jan 24, 2013
It was not HIS interpretation of the situation.

just try to listen to what his guest said, i don't care one way or the other, but the women did not cut the mustard on certain situations and most did not WANT to be in combat.

It was a interesting interview or statements or whatever it was, I just happened upon it on the radio tring to find the daily news before i got on line. anyways. It is what it is.

Over and out
oh I agree

Murphy, NC

#13 Jan 24, 2013
yeah. if they WANT to fight, let them, shit , some women are MEAN (I can think of some :)) the show was good though. Worth listening to if you have a way to listen to it.

Ok, I am done.

Over and out

“Hang Together”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#14 Jan 24, 2013
Women didn't cut the mustard in "some" situations? Well, sometimes, men don't cut the mustard. The point is, women should not be denied the right to serve if they are capable and willing to do so.
Chuck
Hope

Belleville, IL

#15 Jan 25, 2013
SUBS. The Navy in April 2010 opened submarine service to women, but only aboard the larger ballistic missile and guided-missile subs, where berthing is less of a privacy problem than on attack subs. On Thursday the Navy announced it is extending that to include attack subs; female officers will begin reporting for assignment on those subs in 2015. The Navy has kept female sailors off of frigates, patrol coastal craft and mine countermeasure ships until now.
ELMER

Lebanon, KY

#16 Jan 25, 2013
If women want to join up, then let them fight. They could become America's secret weapon. A squad of PMSing women could lay waste to a hole company of men.
learn to spell elmer

Prospect, TN

#17 Jan 25, 2013
WHOLE = COMPLETE
HOLE = a freaking hole, like in a post hole.

I think I would rather have a SANE man with his finger on the doomsday button than a woman with pms.

Women need to be cherished, not shot at or killed.

Unless it is a woman that is pregnent and going to have an abortion, then put her on the front line.
Vet

Orange, VA

#18 Feb 1, 2013
I am a veteran and I am a woman. When I enlisted, many jobs in the military were not open to me due to my sex and I was actually informed by my recruiter that I would not serve in a combat situation. On active duty, while serving with a support unit, I was in several combat situations. I pulled my weight as much (and more than some) as the male soldiers I served with. I don't know what it's like for many female soldiers, but I earned respect from the men I served with. Had I chosen to remain in the military, many opportunities were not available because I could not serve in certain positions. That was one of the reasons I decided to get out. As far as physical standards go, I served with a female who could put almost any man to shame.
to Vet

Murphy, NC

#19 Feb 1, 2013
First off.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE , I am proud of you.

I know there are MANY women who can run circles around men in many instances.

That being said, I would not want my Daughter in a combat zone, but I guess I am old fashoned and I wish things were how I think MOTHER nature intended, for woman to be mothers and homemakers but maybe I just hate doing dishes?

Again, Thank you for serving like many in my family did.

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