I have no objection to women serving in combat per se,so long as it does not devolve into a affirmative action program. It is not a ”woman problem” it’s a ”radical egalitarian problem”. Unfortunately having our military devolve into a affirmative action program is precisely what happened under Clinton & is what seems to be happening now.
The problem is that liberals like Clinton & Obama do not seek Justice,they seek ”fairness”.
Gen. Dempsey: If Women Can’t Meet Military Standard, Pentagon Will Ask ‘Does It Really Have to Be That High?’ | CNS News Mobile
[ Gen. Dempsey]
….” Importantly , though , if we do decide that a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn ‘t make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain to the secretary , why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high ? With the direct combat exclusion provision in place, we never had to have that conversation. ” As CNSNews.com reported, the military acknowledges that women will not be able to fill every combat role:But Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that “everyone is entitled to a chance .”
“If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job- – and let me be clear , we ’ re
not talking about reducing the qualifications for a job- – if they can meet the qualifications for the job
then they should have the right to serve ,” Panetta.”…..
CMR Notes — January, 1998
…..” Requirements for graduation are also gender -normed and flexible. In fact, members of a congressional delegation visiting Fort Leonard Wood recently learned that there are separate gender -specific standards for the throwing of hand -grenades, primarily because comprehensive tests at Parris Island in 1987 and 1990 found that 45% of female Marines could not throw a live grenade safely beyond the 15 meter bursting radius”…..
Army says close no longer counts in grenades
For a pro-”women in combat” stance see here:
Modern Women in Modern Combat
Having said all of that there are those on the right who oppose women serving in combat simply because they are traditionalists who object to women serving in combat. There is also a misguided chivalry on the part of many male soldiers which is why Israel withdrew women from front line infantry service ,as the men were seeking to protect them. This chivalric notion is actually dangerous because there are terrorist groups who recruit women as human suicide bombers ,given that ,any reluctance to shoot a woman can get you & everyone else in the area killed.