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How Do You Feel About Women in Combat?
Spouse Buzz ^ | May 9, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/19/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by QT3.14

The topic of women in combat has always been a touchy one. Many feel that while women should be allowed in the military, they do not belong in jobs that place them on the front line. Others believe that women are just as capable as men and should be given the opportunity to take on any role within the military.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: combat; equality; men; military; selectiveservice; war; waronmen; waronwomen; women
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To: wita

Non Combat roles....maybe.
In combat roles...no freaking way.


101 posted on 05/19/2012 2:00:48 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: QT3.14

102 posted on 05/19/2012 2:02:43 PM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: muawiyah
"if we lose in a major war, we disappear from the future, forever." ~ your words.

Yes, the nation we have and know, not a military unit, or the last member of a family, or an expeditionary force.

103 posted on 05/19/2012 2:04:14 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: QT3.14
I don't feel good about it....nor do I feel good about open homosexuals in the military....

but nobody listens to me....

I guess Israelis have had women in combat for some time...

104 posted on 05/19/2012 2:11:15 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ansel12

Women have fought and died alongside their spouses since the beginning of time. But God, put a uniform on them, and men say ‘no way jose’. It’s been some time since this country was attacked by land forces in war, and when it happens again, it won’t matter if women wear the uniform. They will fight and die alongside their spouses, children, neighbors, and friends. But then it will be okay, because they won’t be wearing combat fatigues.


105 posted on 05/19/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT by NostraDanUS
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To: ansel12

Women have fought and died alongside their spouses since the beginning of time. But God, put a uniform on them, and men say ‘no way jose’. It’s been some time since this country was attacked by land forces in war, and when it happens again, it won’t matter if women wear the uniform. They will fight and die alongside their spouses, children, neighbors, and friends. But then it will be okay, because they won’t be wearing combat fatigues.


106 posted on 05/19/2012 2:18:39 PM PDT by NostraDanUS
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To: NostraDanUS

Warriors aren’t interested in what you feel is fair, or really cool, or if someone is willing to give it the old “college try” although they can’t cut the mustard.

Warriors want to kill the enemy and win the battles with as little loss among themselves as possible. They want standards higher, not lower.

What combat leader would want to replace his man warriors with a shorter, lighter, weaker, sicklier, less aggressive, slower moving, more terrain limited, reduced distance traveling, hygienically vulnerable, smaller weight carrying, more prone to injury, version?

He would have to rewrite all the knowledge and experience, of what his troops are capable of and reduce all that accordingly, and simply eliminate some capabilities entirely, all things the enemy can measure, and use against his military.


107 posted on 05/19/2012 2:30:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: wita

Except in many cases we might be looking at a distinction without a difference. Case in point. Not braggin’ but this is how it is. During her first deployment in 03 my daughter (Army Reserve AG officer) was stationed at Camp Anaconda in Balad, about 50 miles north of Baghdad. Their compound, an old abandoned Iraqi fort, was bombarded with RPG and gunfire almost on a daily basis. They faced attack when driving to Baghdad. She carried a sidearm and the combat knife her Dad made for her, as well as an M16 when out in the villages.
Combat?


108 posted on 05/19/2012 2:43:10 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa)
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To: ansel12

just saying that when the SHTF, these mind games won’t matter.


109 posted on 05/19/2012 2:43:19 PM PDT by NostraDanUS
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To: NostraDanUS

Today, we have the luxury of debating whether they should or shouldn’t be in combat. The time is coming when there won’t be a choice.


110 posted on 05/19/2012 2:46:26 PM PDT by NostraDanUS
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To: QT3.14

In my Blackhawk unit, we had one female pilot and one female doorgunner. Both did excellent jobs, but that is different than going out on a foot patrol with an M-16. OIF vet.


111 posted on 05/19/2012 2:47:06 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: jmckay8497

McKay, take your mouse selector switch off full auto. please.


112 posted on 05/19/2012 2:54:17 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: NostraDanUS

Sober up, being capable of performing what is needed in the military is not a “mind game”.

You cannot burden real warriors with females to slow them down and dilute their effectiveness, and endanger their lives.

Warriors are specially trained and equipped to penetrate deeper, stay longer, move about more freely, and carry a bigger load, not exactly female stuff.


113 posted on 05/19/2012 2:55:44 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: jesseam

Just like ship duty, females on helicopters is fine, until the game changes, then having females instead of males, means lower capabilities, for instance when the helicopter crew has to become infantry.


114 posted on 05/19/2012 2:58:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: Navy Patriot

No way on women in combat. It’s hard enough on men.

This PC BS is going to get people needlessly killed. If I were the enemy, I would gather intel on which outfit had the most women, and hit them first, and take only female prisoners to demoralize that unit.


115 posted on 05/19/2012 3:17:36 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: NostraDanUS

Post your childish nonsense on the thread, not in freepmail.


116 posted on 05/19/2012 3:19:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: ansel12

It’s a debate. Debate is a mind game. Today we can debate the pros and cons. I have no opinion either way today on whether women in combat is appropriate. The only message I have is that when the war begins on our streets and back yards, it won’t matter if females have on a uniform. They will survive or they will die. And folks like you will be relieved that they didn’t wear a uniform.


117 posted on 05/19/2012 3:27:34 PM PDT by NostraDanUS
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To: QT3.14

I would not want to serve with a woman on the front line. If this must happen then let the military set up outfits of only women and let’s see how they do when the sh*t hits the fan.

Personally I feel that with few exceptions when they are faced with the reality of a bullet in the head they will want no part of it at all.


118 posted on 05/19/2012 3:29:29 PM PDT by galloway15
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To: Thorliveshere

It’s not about willingness it’s about capability both physical and emotional.

I’m not one of those who think men and women are created equal. Men are better at certain things and women are likewise better at other things. Anyone who believes otherwise is nuts, pure and simple


119 posted on 05/19/2012 3:29:43 PM PDT by galloway15
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To: Sacajaweau

Look to the role of women in Combat in History—When tried it didn’t work—All over the world in many kinds of societies. BUT, women doing paper work, nursing, cooking, washing clothes, working with radio and communications, as spies, and even as political leaders they have done great things in the past. They can be a great help to the war effort—but I think wasting them as cannon fodder isn’t a wise idea.


120 posted on 05/19/2012 3:34:53 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Iron Munro
And can't overlook the fact that females define the level of banter in a unit.

Females control the unit, with some females whining about “bad words” and “crude” gestures and then as a result you now have ZERO tolerance for that sort of male-bonding warrior behavior.

All because some EEOC complaint and a few ruined careers.

Oh, and every day we are conditioned to be sensitive to the women in the unit, to behave “properly” just so we don't step on their PC toes. . .we are sensitive to who they are, after all. . . .then we get sent into combat and all that conditioning to be sensitive to females because they are females is just supposed to be turned off. . ignored?

One minute you are worried about cussing in front of her and the next you are both POWs and they are threatening to torture/beat/murder her. . .and you are supposed to turn off all that hyper-sensitivity? How? Male-to-male, it is just “well, comes with the job and see 'ya later and I'll buy you a beer in the club” but with a women it is something primal and deeply wounding to see females, "your" females, victimized.

Oh, and after a major war and years of POW captivity in some hell-hole, and females come home with babes in arms because of rape. . .not big deal. No impact there, no sir.

(I knew I should not have clicked on this thread. . .I knew it. . .)

121 posted on 05/19/2012 3:35:36 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: newzjunkey

“Perhaps you’ve never heard about Joan of Arc.”

Of course we all have. . .because she was a RARITY.


122 posted on 05/19/2012 3:37:14 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: cherry

They dropped them from combat MOS’. . .because of problems due to fraternization, inability to uniformly carry combat loads and the fact muslimes would fight that much harder rather than surrender to a woman.


123 posted on 05/19/2012 3:39:27 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: NostraDanUS
You have no idea, yet here you are on this thread, sounding like a kid that watches sci-fi movies and envisions he and his girlfriend fighting the Aliens with their sexy little M-16, and a water bottle.

None of that has anything to do with the military, and what it does.

If war meant being driven to the front and hiding behind a rock with a rifle and an extra magazine, shooting the bad guys then going home and having dinner and a bed, then old men could do it, little old ladies could do it.

Unfortunately that rock is 11,000 feet up there miles away, and you have to carry your 130 pounds of food, water, ammo, weapons, communications, and supplies up there yourself, because you have to carry everything you need to live, yourself, and you can't get by with just a sleeveless muscle shirt and a bandanna.

124 posted on 05/19/2012 3:40:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: ansel12

Hands down the best post on the subject.

Good job.

Debate closed and the winner is. . . .ansell!!


125 posted on 05/19/2012 3:41:24 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: QT3.14
Women in combat? I'm all for it!


126 posted on 05/19/2012 3:44:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: QT3.14
Ask the Nurses in the Pacific that became POWs of the Japanese what they think.
127 posted on 05/19/2012 3:57:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Very apropos. 155mm artillery projectiles weigh about 95 pounds and every one of them needs to be handled several times before firing. Certain exceptional females might be able to this a few times, but not for several days straight. Also, if one reads a couple books about combat and conditions at the Chosin Reservoir (or pick any major battle), it is clear that women would have been unable to add anything to the combat power of rifle companies after a few hours. It’s all about sustained combat effectiveness.


128 posted on 05/19/2012 3:59:32 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: NostraDanUS
Women have fought and died alongside their spouses since the beginning of time. But God, put a uniform on them, and men say ‘no way jose’. It’s been some time since this country was attacked by land forces in war, and when it happens again, it won’t matter if women wear the uniform. They will fight and die alongside their spouses, children, neighbors, and friends. But then it will be okay, because they won’t be wearing combat fatigues.

Read what you just said and think. Your first sentence especially. Women have fought and died alongside their spouses since the beginning of time.

What two words are important here? "their spouses". Huge, huge, difference in circumstance as well as physical and mental requirements. A six month deployment with 5500 with only men is stress in itself. I guarantee you during that time frame 75% of those 5500 are going to reach a point somewhere in that cruise they are not very easy to be around for a few days. There is major stress. Stress not needed either on the crew or the crew spouses back homes is a coed ship. It's not The Love Boat. It's Ground Hog Day.

The second thing is the intense labor involved. One Freeper mentioned carrying paint 50 feet? Try carrying a 200 pound barrel of refrigerant up and down a few decks. I had to carry a 50 pound C02 fire extinguisher the length of the ship running as hard as I could run and climb ladders sometimes 8 or more decks. Then I had to be ready to fight the fire. Try putting a woman weighing 100 pounds on a fire hose with 200 PSI. I weighed 195 on the ship. It took three men my size to safely man one fire hose.

Let me ask you something. Which would you rather have try and get your son lets say weighing 180 pounds out of a burning space up 4 decks to safety? A 100 pound woman or a 180 pound man? Would you want your wife or daughter working in conditions where one wrong move near a 1200 PSI super heated steam main could decapitate her. A leak the size of a pencil lead that you can not see or hear.

Then there is the sleeping arrangements. On the aft end of a carrier the berthing compartment second deck for the cooks and a few others is wide open. The berthing are {sleeping quarters} sleeps several hundred and the main passage too other spaces further aft run right through it. To even go to take a shower requires you to transit several other spaces.

Yes women have fought beside men and kin in their own communities defending their own families and homes. There was no other choice. In the military there is a choice. Women do not belong in combat units nor on combat ships.

129 posted on 05/19/2012 4:01:06 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: jesseam

And when I was with the 101st in Gulf War I, we had several females in the HHC.

My experience is otherwise. . .

The HHC commander was a typical useless whiny female. She made one set of field showers totally enclosed so the men couldn’t see them showering, but the male field showers were open on the sides except for a few planks here and there. . .you know, so you can see what is happening around you for defensive purposes while you shower. . .not so for the females.

She complained about the 50-gal $hitter$ we had. . .you know, when you sit down the walls only came up to your shoulders. So, she had several build up to enclose the toilet and made them female only. The male facilities remained open. . you know, so you can see.

A female Second Lieutenant would not go out at night and drive from one side of the base (Dharan, King Fahad) to the other side because, well, it was dark outside and it wasn’t safe for women to be out at dark alone (dad raised her that way, she told me).

We had a female private that never did her job because Sammy Solider would jump in and do it for her because he hoped for a little “special” time with her. And conflicts arose when she would change “boyfriends.”

Those were the women that were in the HHC.

A few days before we jumped into Iraq, S-4 was briefing beans, bullet and water, he was interrupted when the commander asked about “female items” in case we were in Iraq for an extended time. . .so. . .had to kick off a few boxes of beans, bullets and water to accommodate.

Maj Rhonda Cornum abandoned her post in a combat environment, left her regiment without a surgeon, invalidated the concept of combat medics by jumping on a SAR mission and got herself shot down. . .all because she was “bored.” And yet, she is a hero. . .why? Because she was female. If a male doctor did the same thing there would be no way he would be a “hero.”

Oh, and the good doctor DENIED being sexually assaulted. . .why? Because she knew such an assault on a female would have hurt the push for women in combat roles because people would be forced to confront real-world examples of the dangers females face. She was never going to admit she was sexually assaulted until she was publishing her book and the other survivor of the shoot-down threatened to go public and call her denial a lie. He related that event to me, personally.

Like I said. . .my experience is different than yours.


130 posted on 05/19/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: DuncanWaring

“I’ve done my time.

Your position is moronic.”

How so?

These people volunteered. No one forced them into the service.

If any guy on this site, either past servicemen or non-serving feels so strongly about it, then they can take whatever combat role they are currently serving in and do it themselves. Not bitch about it from a keyboard.

I’m not going to disparage any service by these women because of what their gender is. If they are able to do their roles honorably then what can I say to that? Oh that’s wrong because you dont have a penis?


131 posted on 05/19/2012 4:05:27 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

When people try to to claim that there is no loss when men are replaced by females, I sometimes ask them, if they had to choose, whether the entire Marine Corp was 100% female or 100% male, which would they choose?

If there is no difference, then a 100% female Marine Corp is just dandy, if not, then they need to admit that we are weakening our military when we replace men with females always, that is why females used to be frozen at no more than 2% of the military.


132 posted on 05/19/2012 4:18:39 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: VanDeKoik
If any guy on this site, either past servicemen or non-serving feels so strongly about it, then they can take whatever combat role they are currently serving in and do it themselves.

My God that is idiotic. I will give you all of my earthly possessions if you can get me back in to do that, I will even borrow money to sweeten the pot.

133 posted on 05/19/2012 4:21:58 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Ethically, it’s just flat wrong to send the women to fight unless the only remaining males either need a cane to walk or don’t need to shave.

Practically, the average female is just not as physically capable of combat as the average male. Why knowingly include the less-capable in a force that your very survival may depend on?


134 posted on 05/19/2012 5:04:54 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: VanDeKoik

I think you forgot that this is a political site.

Before you totally roll over for the left’s position on this all important issue, at least pretend to tolerate conservatives discussing the problems with it, and trying to stir up some political resistance to the left’s effort.

You could even make an effort to keep an open mind to the military knowledge and conservative point of view, expressed here on this radical, anti-military political idea, coming from the left.


135 posted on 05/19/2012 5:11:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Practically, the average female is just not as physically capable of combat as the average male. Why knowingly include the less-capable in a force that your very survival may depend on?

Not even all males are capable of meeting military physical standards for enlistment or induction. Those minimal standards are put there for a very good reason. In the Army and Marines feet issues for example can exclude you from service.

136 posted on 05/19/2012 5:18:51 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

And that’s just the beginning.


137 posted on 05/19/2012 5:26:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: newzjunkey; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“Perhaps you’ve never heard about Joan of Arc.”

Nuns with guns are rare on the front lines.

And, to make GWG’s point, I’m sure a lot of men died trying to protect her _instead_ of the mission.

Too many don’t appreciate that men are hard-wired to protect women _at_all_costs_. They’re also hard-wired (DADT type issues aside) to copulate therewith, at similar self- and team-destructive risk. Yeah it’s all more complex than that in reality, but that’s introducing such complexity where it wasn’t.

Heinlein opined (exact wording escaping me) that any society that abandons “women and children FIRST” is doomed.


138 posted on 05/19/2012 6:50:26 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: ansel12

“after 40 years of it being nothing more than a little formality, you can call SS registration meaningless, there is no draft.”

Except that in 40 years we haven’t had a serious war. Little Iraq and Afghanistan strained our limits of a voluntary force. Imagine a billion-citizen high-tech nation wanting to take us on with a war of attrition.

“If we ever get a draft again, it will be used by the left”

...who have been agitating to do so, one way or another.


139 posted on 05/19/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: ansel12

This is the age of data mining. Amazing how much can be gleaned from so little.


140 posted on 05/19/2012 7:29:45 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Cloud storage? Dropbox rocks! Sign up at http://db.tt/nQqWGd3 for 2GB free (and I get more too).)
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To: Hulka
I own one of the knives below, it was a common issue military knife.

There have been times when this discussion came up, where I described the components of the knife and how to use it, and then handed it to the female I was talking to, I asked them if they thought that a female really belongs in a hole in the ground where men are using that as a common tool for fighting to the death. It sometimes brings a thoughtful look to their face.

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141 posted on 05/19/2012 8:39:37 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: Washi
(to include physical fitness standards).

Then you are against it.

142 posted on 05/19/2012 11:18:44 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: C210N

143 posted on 05/19/2012 11:23:46 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: M Kehoe
He was/is correct.


Not Hardly

I served nine years 7 month and 11 days and did three cruises to Tonkin Gulf. I was in more danger of getting rolled in Long Beach (happened) than I was in the combat zone.

144 posted on 05/19/2012 11:29:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: SgtHooper
No way are most women physically capable of dragging/hoisting a male when it is needed the most.

Sad truth is most men can't measure up either, but I have never seen a woman that could. Not that there are not some, just I have never been around any.

145 posted on 05/19/2012 11:34:33 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: fella
I'm glad she was around when we needed her.

Maybe you should look a little closer to war fighting condition in the Civil War compared to the fighting force today. Standing up across from an enemy and letting them take pot shots at you is a matter of luck not skill.


146 posted on 05/19/2012 11:48:00 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: newzjunkey
Perhaps you've never heard about Joan of Arc.

Joan never heard of these either.


147 posted on 05/19/2012 11:55:47 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: itsahoot
I read a couple of Joan of Arc articles today, it seems that aside from her messianic charisma, that her almost savant like talent was the use of Artillery.

I know that Artillery and Armor are different, but in the context of Joan of Arc, it was an interesting mention.

148 posted on 05/20/2012 1:14:53 AM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: ansel12
it seems that aside from her messianic charisma, that her almost savant like talent

Many are called, Few are chosen......

The reality isA modern Company of Infantry and an armored unit could have won the Civil War in a week. Joan could have done her job in a day with the M1-A1.

I love our Republic and remember my oath and will uphold it until my last breath, and I don't have many of them left. But God and Country are welcome to them. God Bless the United States of America (minus the rats

149 posted on 05/20/2012 1:56:28 AM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: Hulka

Bttt


150 posted on 05/20/2012 2:11:50 AM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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