Hefting missiles and machine guns, Army women volunteer for Army study on who's fit for combat

  • Article by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 26, 2014 - 2:20 PM

FORT STEWART, Ga. — Standing just over 5 feet, Army Spc. Karen Arvizu is barely a foot taller than the anti-tank missile she carries in both arms and loads into an armored vehicle. She stands on her tip-toes to wrestle open the 300-pound top hatch.

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selfmadeFeb. 26, 1410:08 AM

Awesome to see women given the chance and responsibility to fight in combat...It will be a necessity in the future...

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rexmanMar. 1, 14 8:18 AM

"Awesome to see women given the chance and responsibility to fight in combat"

The Israelis and Russians have already tried -- and ultimately rejected -- the use of women as front line troops in actual combat conditions.

This is another triumph of political correctness over common sense and the reality of gender differences. I seriously doubt that even a small percentage of vets who actually served in a combat zone would support it.

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