You just made my point for me! Women shouldn't be serving along side men in the armed services. On submarines the pregnancy rates have skyrocketed b/c of men & women in close quarters. And of course then the women get pulled from service for their pregnancy (which men can't get).Well anon: Maybe people should really do some research on how many of our enlisted Military women are being raped in the Middle East by people in their own units. American men who lack self control and want to put a woman in her place. Remember rape is about control, not sex. Many of the rapes never get reported cause these women fear retaliation from them. About what you tell the children about mommy if she becomes a prisoner of war...Well, I would say the same thing that has been said about the men who are rapped and captured...that they are a Hero and let's pray for their safe return home.
As for the comment about strength...well they have already said that if they can't pass the regiment that they wouldn't' t be allowed to complete. But, in time I believe, and with the training, things will be fine.
It's a stupid idea to have women in the front being shot at. This should have required Congressional input at the very least.