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Thread: Women in combat: Could special ops be the next stop?

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    Women in combat: Could special ops be the next stop?

    The Pentagon has moved beyond merely talking about placing women into combat and is actively mapping how, when and where servicewomen eventually will be assigned to far more dangerous duties including, perhaps, special forces operations, senior U.S. defense officials tell NBC News.
    While the blueprint for dual-gender U.S. combat units continues to be sketched and remains subject to change military brass are contemplating a stunning first: allowing women to begin training as Army Rangers and Navy SEALS by 2016, Pentagon officials said on Monday.

    The branches have been studying how best to deploy women in combat roles since Jan. 24, when then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta cleared the way for women to serve in some of the military's 237,000 combat-related positions, ending a 20-year prohibition. Initially, branch commanders were given until May 15 to tell Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel how they will integrate women into combat by 2016.



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    Women have no place being positioned with ground troops. They can fly a Jet or work on Battleships but the boots on the ground should be men only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDog 88 View Post
    Women have no place being positioned with ground troops. They can fly a Jet or work on Battleships but the boots on the ground should be men only.
    As long as a women completes the same training and is his held to the same standards as a man, then I see no problem with it. I've watched those shows showing the Seal and Ranger training, and I highly doubt a women could get through it. There's some bad $&# men who get chewed up and spit out in special forces training. But, if they do, then they deserve it just as much as a man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackFinfan View Post
    As long as a women completes the same training and is his held to the same standards as a man, then I see no problem with it. I've watched those shows showing the Seal and Ranger training, and I highly doubt a women could get through it. There's some bad $&# men who get chewed up and spit out in special forces training. But, if they do, then they deserve it just as much as a man.
    There are hygienic and hormonal reasons why they don't belong. My wife served in the Corps and she whole heartedly agrees with me as I would be willing to bet most women do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDog 88 View Post
    Women have no place being positioned with ground troops. They can fly a Jet or work on Battleships but the boots on the ground should be men only.
    Don't be ridiculous. I know several women who are perfectly capable of holding combat arms positions, more so than lots of guys I know in combat arms. Women who can shoot better than them. Better at PT. Hell of a lot smarter. Hygienic and hormonal reasons is a lame excuse. As long as they're held to the same standards as men, there's nothing at all wrong with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R&R Express View Post
    Don't be ridiculous. I know several women who are perfectly capable of holding combat arms positions, more so than lots of guys I know in combat arms. Women who can shoot better than them. Better at PT. Hell of a lot smarter. Hygienic and hormonal reasons is a lame excuse. As long as they're held to the same standards as men, there's nothing at all wrong with it.
    Obviously you have never served with a line unit.
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