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#3137411 - 01/24/13 12:19 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: REM7]
preds1
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Really appreciate your thoughts on it OL.
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#3137428 - 01/24/13 12:28 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: preds1]
GRAMPS
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I have heard that women are much more aggressive than men and after being married for thirty-five years, I have to agree with that.
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#3137496 - 01/24/13 01:07 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: GRAMPS]
Vermin93
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Well this is just great. Now they will have to send condoms to the front lines and forward operating bases, which means less room for ammo on the supply trucks and helos. Brilliant!
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#3137512 - 01/24/13 01:17 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: Vermin93]
recurve60#
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One woman...one man in hand to hand combat....I can tell you who wins EVERY SINGLE TIME.

nough said.
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#3137569 - 01/24/13 01:55 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: recurve60#]
tn droptine
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Yes, there are women that COULD hack it in the combat units - I know, there is one over here in Afghanistan with me now that puts nearly all of her male counterparts in the unit to shame.

However, being a prior grunt myself - I feel that the infantry and other combat positions should not be opened to females. Sure, there are some who could handle the physical part of the job - but can they handle the stress and emotional toll that it takes as well? I do not think so.

Furthermore, it is a man's natural instinct to be protective of a female in danger. What happens when she is pulling tower guard duty and freaks out? The guy in the tower is likely to abandon his post to help her out - thereby opening up his position to assault.

Horrible idea if you ask me!
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#3137587 - 01/24/13 02:06 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: recurve60#]
Bone Collector
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Aside from possible dating/marriage, there is also the dark side that no one wants to mention. [b]This actually came up when they looked at the possibility of doing this in the 90's when Slick Willy was in. He let gays in so they thought why not consider women in the Infantry.

Some General I can't remember who gave a scenario. He said, lets say you have a woman or two in a platoon and the platoon is in a hostile environment. They are killing people daily and it is stressful. We'd all like to think that our boys would not do a thing like this, but what if they decided the women needed to "boost" platoon morale. Now lets say they say no and the guys whether it is just a few or not decide well you're going too.

This is a nightmare waiting to happen. Sure there may be court marshals afterwards, but it's too late then, it has happened already, you can't erase it.

In addition, others have already said it to some extent, but even if you lowered the physical requirements, there is no way they can lower the weight of body armor, ammo, weapons, and essential gear necessary for combat. They will have to "hump" it and they will have to keep up. If the unit has to constantly slow down to wait they are a detriment to the unit.


Edited by Bone Collector (01/24/13 02:07 PM)
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#3137597 - 01/24/13 02:20 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: Vermin93]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
Well this is just great. Now they will have to send condoms to the front lines and forward operating bases, which means less room for ammo on the supply trucks and helos. Brilliant!


And tampons
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#3137642 - 01/24/13 02:39 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: TAFKAP]
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Grumpaw
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
Well this is just great. Now they will have to send condoms to the front lines and forward operating bases, which means less room for ammo on the supply trucks and helos. Brilliant!


And tampons


More tampons...they are already there and work grat on the front lines as bullet hole plugs.
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#3138092 - 01/24/13 08:44 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: Unicam]
74MOPAR
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Not a good idea,ever
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#3138243 - 01/24/13 11:07 PM Re: women in the infantry [Re: 74MOPAR]
DirtyBear0311
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Another thing to think about is the civilians reactions on the home front to the increased number of dead females. The US as a whole is already afraid of high casualties and Al-Qaeda has specifically said that if they can cause enough casualties then America would pull out. The thing is, they are right. America cant stomach high casualties, even if they are nessicary (that term is debatable based upon the fight). What do you think America will do once large numbers of their women are being killed? The same liberals who screamed for equality will be screaming for the US to pull out so that no more women will be killed.
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