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CNN) -- Australian women will soon be able to serve alongside their male counterparts in front-line combat roles -- a notable shift in the push for gender equality in professions historically dominated by men.
Canada, Germany, South Korea, France, Spain, New Zealand, Denmark and Israel formally allow women to serve in combat roles, according to the Strategic Studies Institute and the Israel Defense Forces.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by TDawgRex
I think that is fair.
Everyone has strenghts and weaknesses. And there are differences betweens the sex.
I think it would be smart to use the strenghts of females. Females notice pscyhological behavior and notice far more details then men do. Which is why nowadays, 75% of workers in crime labs are women.
Women also can have better aim then men.
Women may not be as strong, but because of smaller size and weight(you hope) they can be much stealthier.I used this to my advantage playing paintball all the time. (big guy just can't hide behind a tree very well)
And I don't think it is a coincidence that this movement is along with the technological boom.
In a few more decades, most war is going to be done on screen in a room, pushing buttons, shooting satellites.
A soldier friend of mine told me that military may be leaning more to only hiring educated soldiers, just for that reason. It may no longer be much of outlet for the poor kids trying to get out.
Originally posted by Pervius
Doesn't Australia always get behind the front lines support duty in War? Why stop at Women? Let kids do it.