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Penetta removes military ban on women in combat

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Women in combat...front lines...mountains of Afghanistan....isn't the same as push button sub, drone, or admin warfare.

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Thanks for the reminder G5, until you piped up I had no idea THATS WHY I JOINED THE NAVY INSTEAD OF THE ARMY

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It's not about equal rights, it's about staying alive.

If you were in a firefight and got shot in the leg and needed to be evacuated, who would you rather have to help pull you out of the killzone:

a. Can do 20 pull ups and carry his/her own weight and more

b. Can do 3 pull ups and barely carry his/her own weight

It's about a being a liability, not equality.

If you get shot in the leg, you are the liability, not female squadmates.

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This thread makes it easy to identify the servicemembers or veterans who have never had boots on ground. You guys realize the fitness tests are as outdated as Alice packs and halftracks, right? It has generally nothing to do with combat effectiveness.

Sure, she may only do 11 push-ups, but can she carry a SAW and a couple of pork chops?

And raise your hand if you've ever walked your ruck march pace on patrol in country. Didn't think so.

When's the last time you were flanked, then started doing sit ups?

Carrying a SAW is different from carrying 200lbs of dead weight under duress.

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If you get shot in the leg, you are the liability, not female squadmates.

So you're saying you're ok with being injured in combat knowing that the woman next to you sure as hell won't be able to pull you out to safety if needed?

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Thanks for the reminder G5, until you piped up I had no idea THATS WHY I JOINED THE NAVY INSTEAD OF THE ARMY

Just reminding you what this thread was about.

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I think it's a bad idea.

I kinda do too.

I would hope that they only allow women on the front lines who seriously want to be there, and request as much.

War is not what you see on tv...

Terrible things happen on both sides, and I can understand service-men who have seen the realities, that dont think that women are emotionally equipped to deal with situations such as 9 year old boys pointing an AK-47 at them, or rapes or villiage-burning...etc.

I have never been in the military, but my father was a Ranger scout in Vietnam, and I heard enough from him to know than it can only be worse than I imagine.

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So you're saying you're ok with being injured in combat knowing that the woman next to you sure as hell won't be able to pull you out to safety if needed?

Having been a 68W, I can safely say.... You'll be fine.

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Having been a 68W, I can safely say.... You'll be fine.

Jarheads don't understand Army lingo but looking it up can see you were a medic.

My point is patching up someone who is laying on the ground and being able to carry 200 lbs of deadweight is two different things.

My exact stance on this is that women should have equal rights, but should equally be physically able to perform. Why request to be equal when in reality there is no physical equality?

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