posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 10:59 PM
Originally posted by WestPoint23
I know why they are doing this female soldiers they have to make weapons less powerful because the girls complain it well they should not be in the
army if they cant take the recoil of a .45 they did this with the police in the US too.
Women are not the reason. Commonality with NATO is the reason. Furthermore, UNLIKE the 5.56 vs 7.62 debate, in this case the smaller bullet has
sufficient killing power at realistic ranges to merit the choosing of a lighter and more compact munition. I might mention that very few troops are
armed with 9mms anyway.
Women are a whole other issue for the military. In theory, segregated female combat units are a reasonable idea- especially as reserve units. The
primary concern is discipline, and this is a concern which has been proven valid in Iraq. Women on extended deployments seem to get pregnant a lot-
sometimes not of their own free will. Sexual distraction is the same reason we don't allow homosexuals in the military. It is a valid concern.
The secondary reason is that biologically speaking, women generally do not have as lean a body composition as men, as well as weaker bone structure,
especially as they progress in age. This is of course a bad excuse in the current military, since minimum physical standards are 1/5 (or less) of what
they should be.