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  •  but please change to "heavily armed young people" (2+ / 0-)
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    or "heavily armed men and women" since women are about 15% of our active duty military now.
    http://www.womensmemorial.org/...
    However, if you meant to single out young men as the ones acting like thugs, you could say "because our army consists mainly of heavily armed young men."
    Not to be nitpicking, since I think your main point was good, but just to take into account the sacrifices made by women in the military in recent years.

    If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

    by Tamar on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 08:49:33 AM PST

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    •  I think that frontline combat troops (4+ / 0-)

      are still 100% male. But I acknowledge that women do get into harm's way, and as seen at Abu Ghraib, can commit atrocities.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'ya aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il ya toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 08:53:50 AM PST

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      •  supposedly the combat troops are 100% male, (3+ / 0-)
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        but I think I've read that the line is blurred -- that it's hard to separate combat from support when both are in areas under attack and have to fight back.
        And both men and women in the military are "heavily armed."
        And as you point out, there are young women who get sucked into the climate of abuse of others just like young men are.

        If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

        by Tamar on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 09:14:44 AM PST

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