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  •  Ultimately the ban was silly because (1+ / 0-)
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    just as a matter of statistics, the vast majority of female soldiers don't seek combat roles, and most of those who have tried to undertake the training for dedicated combat missions on an experimental basis are physically not able to complete it (physiology ain't fair, but it is real).  All the ban did was stop the relative handful who would seek it and would pass the training from contributing to their full potential, which is stupid and pointless.  

    Pour yourself into the future.

    by Troubadour on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:05:21 PM PST

    •  in the end its about about effectiveness (0+ / 0-)

      a male soldier who cant cut it physically also gets booted out the units, the only thing these units know is kill kill kill. So honestly lets not sit here and pretend make accommodations is actually going to effective. if the woman can pass the tests, let her in and everyone else should just stfu, if she cant, just like any other crappy soldier, you get the boot, end of story.

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