Saturday, April 12, 2008

Should Women Be Allowed In Combat?

Do you feel that military women should be allowed in a combat zone ?

The question is, why? Aren’t women supposed to be kept out of units that may see combat?

The Pentagon is implementing new military plans that will make the concept of women in combat a reality.

The Center for Military Readiness warned that the Pentagon is flouting policies mandated by Congress in an effort to implement politically correct policies that increase the number of uniformed women put into harm’s way.

Others suggest the Pentagon tinkering with rules forbidding women in combat is a clear effort to increase boots on the ground as the troop-strapped DoD faces manpower shortages in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the globe.

Several female U.S. soldiers have thus far been killed in combat in Iraq and many more have been seriously wounded.

Female combat pilots and military police (patrolling the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan, for instance) are a recognized part of Congress’s loosening of the restriction on the roles females can play in combat operations, even though there remains fixed in the rule book a regulation that exempts women from direct ground combat units that engage in deliberate offensive action against the enemy.

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