Should Women be Allowed into Combat Positions?

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Should women be allowed into combat positions?

  1. Absolutely no.

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  2. Yes. No limits.

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  3. Yes, but It depends on the position.

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  4. No, only as an absolute last resort.

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  1. Admin

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    U.S. military opens combat positions to women

    By Eric Bradner

    Washington (CNN) All U.S. military combat positions are being opened up to women, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/03/politics/u-s-military-women-combat-positions/

    When voting assume that women must meet the same physical standards as men.
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    Not just yes, but F*** yes!!! Being integrated into combat units has never been a problem for Norwegian women, hell they saw action in Afghanistan!

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    I have plenty more pics of female Norwegian soldiers, we don't limit our women, they are just as much a part of our military as the men are and are allowed into any role.
     
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    It depends on the position and condition of where they will be deployed. I think flying combat missions or being on a ship is fine but I am not to hot on them being in front line combat. It's not that women can't do it but its because of the nature of war. I wouldn't want to see our women captured by the enemy and imprisoned because we all know what will happen then. But on the other side its the girls fault for putting herself into that situation. Its a complex social issue. Should a female with a child be deployed over seas into a war zone where she can be killed, captured, or wounded?

    https://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/may11/motherchild50611.html
    http://www.livescience.com/18196-maternal-support-child-brain.html
    http://live.washingtonpost.com/hidden-power-of-mothers.html
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/educatio...ls-for-childrens-education-report-claims.html

    When there is a draft should women be called up too just as men are? Who gets called up first? Mommy or daddy?
     
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    Yes.

    Isn't the US draft a lottery-type system? Our draft is, women have been subjected to the draft since 2013. If it's based on a lottery-type system, then this questions shouldn't be a problem as it doesn't favor any one gender or gender role. Both parties have an equal chance of being drafted.

    The same thing that happens to men? Men are subjected to sexual violence and humiliation, torture and execution too. Sexual slavery isn't as common for men, but this question relies on the assumption that the adversary is prone to such anyway. Against ISIS, yes it would put women at a more significant risk of sex-related actions should they be captured, but for a nation abiding by the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, the risk is lessened.

    I enlisted, served in a non-combat unit, but was trained for combat scenarios in an SAR unit that was akin to the US PJs. I knew the risks I put myself through, they didn't bother me. When you sign up to be a soldier you know what you're putting yourself through. Draft conditions may not leave the draftee with the same mind-set or assumption of risk, but if the US is subjected to a draft then you've far greater problems to worry about then the condition of women during war time. At present the US draft is only enacted if the professional, support and contractor force is insufficient, it would take another World War for see the draft called upon again.

    I understand where people are coming from, but when we sign up to fight, we know what we're getting ourselves into. I didn't sign up to be coddled or told I'm too delicate to fight, I signed up to kick some a** (or save some in my case).
     
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