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  •  They can be promoted, too (18+ / 0-)

    The combat ban prevented many women from advancing in the ranks, even though they had great skills and training.

    IMO, i'ts a personal career choice.  If women want to serve in those units, they should be allowed to do so.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:14:41 PM PST

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    •  BULL@#$% (0+ / 0-)

      That is a bunch of crap.  In fact in some jobs it was an advantage to be a woman.

      As a male Intelligence officer I spent 4 years deployed on "individual augmentation" type assignments.  Each of them specified male only.  What were the female officers doing?  Going to career enhancing assignments at the Pentagon or career enhancing schools or national level intel positions.  So when I look at the results of the promotion and "Centralized Selection List" positions and I see women who I KNOW have not deployed dont tell me that not going to combat has kept them from getting promoted.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:24:16 PM PST

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