posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 10:25 PM
Women play a vital role in the military. I served in the Army, and I know how much women do for their nation.
Having said that, The right job for the right person is necessary. While a woman may get through air assault (And many do!), I've seen very few that
would compete with the M-60 and a box of ammo. I have, though, seen women demand to play as if they could, and slow the whole exercise down.
Fortunately, people don't get killed by blanks in exercises.
Women in combat is more than simply a matter of strength and endurance. It is bad enough that people's husbands and sons get blown to Hell or
captured, but it is more of a national trauma when women are blown to Hell or captured. I'm very glad that is the case, too. As far as I'm
concerned, that means we still have a touch of civilization in us.