Women were on the front lines in combat before 2003.<quoted text>
Foo just proved you wrong on the training, Idiot. Educate yourself, seriously.
Listen carefully, THERE ARE ALREADY WOMEN IN THE MILITARY WHO ARE TRAINED THE SAME. WHY would the standards have to be lowered?
"When Gen. Martin Dempsey, then commander of the 1st Armored Division, arrived in Baghdad in 2003, he jumped into a Humvee, tapped the turret gunner on the leg and asked, "Who are you?" The gunner assigned to protect him replied, "I'm Amanda."
Dempsey, now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that was the moment he "realized something had changed, and it was time to do something about it."
"Women In Combat: Now It's Official, But They Were Already Fighting"
"Stationed in the Iraqi city of Baiji, about 130 miles north of Baghdad, Army National Guard Sergeant Carolyn Schapper was an outlier: the only woman in a house with 20 men. But that didnt mean a thing when it came to carrying out her assigned missions.
Schapper went on about 200 combat patrols during the year she was stationed in Iraq, from 2005 to 2006. Her vehicle was twice hit by improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. Mortars and rockets struck her army base several times."
"Women in the U.S. military have been putting their lives on the line for decades; they currently make up about 20 percent of the national armed forces. Of the approximately 280,000 females who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 12 years, 152 have died and at least 800 have been wounded."
"Havrilla was deployed in Afghanistan from Sept. 2006 to Sept. 2007, where she was an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician.
I took care of IEDs for a living, she said.I saw combat repeatedly. I went outside the wires six or seven days a week. I was in a couple of firefights; I was hit by IEDs multiple times. We spent days on end near the border with Pakistan engaged in missions. If thats not a front-line experience, I dont know what is.
As usual, Inkstain doesn't have a damn clue what she's babbling about.