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Thread: AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women

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    Icon 26 Politics AP sources: Panetta opens combat roles to women

    http://news.yahoo.com/ap-sources-pan...-politics.html

    Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

    The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta's decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.

    A senior military official says the services will develop plans for allowing women to seek the combat positions. Some jobs may open as soon as this year. Assessments for others, such as special operations forces, including Navy SEALS and the Army's Delta Force, may take longer.

    The official said the military chiefs must report back to Panetta with their initial implementation plans by May 15. The announcement on Panetta's decision is not expected until Thursday, so the official spoke on condition of anonymity.

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    sending american women into combat, great idea. they can just annoy the taliban by talking about the latest episodes of the kardashians and real housewifes of whatever city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jared81 View Post
    sending american women into combat, great idea. they can just annoy the taliban by talking about the latest episodes of the kardashians and real housewifes of whatever city.


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    As long as they have to meet the same physical and mental standards that men have to meet, it shouldnt be a problem.




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    I had no idea Andrew Dice Clay was a Dolphins fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jared81 View Post
    Its called sarcasm smart guy. I realize It's ok for some of your boyfriends on this site to say what they want, I know you have a short fuse with me, it's all good.
    Sarcasm is supposed to be funny. You know that, right?

    I don't have a short fuse with you. I find you fascinating, like some sort of person brought to the present from the 1820s by Bill and Ted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerdolphin View Post
    As long as they have to meet the same physical and mental standards that men have to meet, it shouldnt be a problem.
    Agreed,

    What worries is the possibility of soldiers making poor strategic decisions to save/rescue "fellow" soldiers based solely on gender.

    Our enemies are not as honorable or civilized as enemies in our past and we're going to have to accept female POWs being treated very poorly.
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    I cant wait till women get sent out on an extended tour and have to go a month or two without a shower.....plus, all that gear and body armour...add another 5 lb.s for tampons and douche


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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFinz View Post
    I cant wait till women get sent out on an extended tour and have to go a month or two without a shower.....plus, all that gear and body armour...add another 5 lb.s for tampons and douche
    You only weigh five pounds?
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    Hey Walrus....found a pic of you at the park.....now i get ya......
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