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Does this mean they have to register with the selective service or do they still enjoy the unequal privelege of avoiding a draft?
One more sexist barrier removed. When do they get to register with the selective service?
Will the female physical fitness tests still be modified so it is easier for them to be promoted?
Per hearings in Congress this week the Air Force and the other military branches have a sexual assault epidemic and a broken system of justice and now Panetta wants to add to that epidemic by changing this combat assignment policy - what sense does that make?
This is good. Women should have to register for the draft on the 18th birthday and within the services the double standards should be reviewed and updated. US should check with Israel on how they integrate the sexes. Be a good start.
Just don't lower the standards of preparedness to allow for political correctness.
This is plain dumb. Are we going to lower the physical requirements so they can pass the test like they did for fire fighters and police? this isnt a PC game were playing with, but our lives.
If they can meet the physical rigors of combat, they should certainly be required to face the prospect of death or maiming just as men do.
moron100, this is just the beginning of this story and will take 5-10 years to play out and see how it goes.
I agree, standards need to be kept up.
I served with the 4th Infantry Division 1961 to 1964, was a machine gunner in the 1St Battle Group 8Th Infantry. Ladies you have no idea what you are getting into? Please for the sake of the men do not lower the physical standards because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS and good luck ladies!!!
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