Part of the reason this is opening up is the requirements are changing now, reguardless of women.<quoted text>
We've already seen captured and dead women in combat, haven't we?
Gender doesn't make it any more or any less terrible.
The only difference is the title they held, not the danger they were in.
And again, many women would not qualify under today's standards, and most folks DON'T want them lowered. I doubt there will be many female Navy Seals, for instance. But, for those women out there with the physical mental and emotional to that job - or ANY job - should have the same chance as the men, should they wish to apply.
equipment is becomming more technological, lighter, and more complex. Drones are replacing jobs only pilots could do in the past, they are close to self driving viecheles and that will quickly relate to tanks, soon there will be no tank crews on the battlefield.
War is changing fast.
I agree that a seal team for example should have the same standard reguardless of sex. And trust me there are women that can and will handle that.
However the standards for much of the military is changing fast, and it isnt because of women, but because of technology