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Old 12-03-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Thursday announced that the Pentagon will open all combat roles in the military to women. Only the Marine Corps, he said, requested some exemptions. But Mr. Carter said he overruled the Marines to open all combat positions to women because the military should operate under a common set of standards.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/us...=headline&_r=0
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter on Thursday announced that the Pentagon will open all combat roles in the military to women. Only the Marine Corps, he said, requested some exemptions. But Mr. Carter said he overruled the Marines to open all combat positions to women because the military should operate under a common set of standards.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/us...=headline&_r=0

Barack should be proud of himself. Sending women in to do a man's work.
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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What could go wrong?
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I don't see anything wrong with this.
Coming from a man like myself, I've encountered more than enough women with more guts than I do to get certain things done.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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What could go wrong?
I don't know, what?
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Time to make the draft mandatory for women also, then. The courts ruled that the justification for the gender exemption was that women were not allowed in combat roles. So much for that. Equal is equal.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Only if they don't gender norm for measuring standards would this be a good idea. Back when I was in the Marine Corps, gender norming was really insulting to us female Marines. We had plenty who could pass the male standards and there was no reason for gender norming except allowing 'some' female Marines who could not otherwise meet the physical standards to be Marines. Not everyone should be a Marine - male or female - and not everyone should perform in a combat MOS - male or female. Keep the standards the same across the board and stop with gender norming.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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When more women start coming home in flag-draped coffins, perhaps our leaders will become a little more selective in how & where our military is utilized. Perhaps.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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Time to make the draft mandatory for women also, then. The courts ruled that the justification for the gender exemption was that women were not allowed in combat roles. So much for that. Equal is equal.
There is no draft anymore.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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Time to make the draft mandatory for women also, then. The courts ruled that the justification for the gender exemption was that women were not allowed in combat roles. So much for that. Equal is equal.
I don't think we have had a draft since 1973.
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