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seandr 1
removed the military ban on women in combat

Not sure whether to say "Congratulations!" or "Better them than me."
Posted by seandr on January 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
About time.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM · Report this
Former Lurker 3
Yes, more opportunities for more Americans to kill poor brown people in other countries.

PROGRESS!!
Posted by Former Lurker on January 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 4
there is no such thing as "awesome lady-in-the-military" news, because there is no such thing as awesome military news.

unless it is news of a 33% reduction in the size of the budget for our imperial forces.

still, congrats i guess.
Posted by Max Solomon on January 23, 2013 at 12:52 PM · Report this
OOF POOF 5
Come on, you apes, you want to live forever?

My dream of Starship Troopers in real life has come to pass.
Posted by OOF POOF on January 23, 2013 at 1:05 PM · Report this
lark 6
I'm uneasy with it. My understanding is the Israelis tried it and rescinded it when it when they discovered some female soldiers who died in combat were pregnant. It also, opens up the path for women to be drafted which I know doesn't sit well with men but just might not sit well with women.
Posted by lark on January 23, 2013 at 1:10 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 7
Some people think killing brown kids overseas and dying for corproate profit is progress......
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on January 23, 2013 at 1:19 PM · Report this
Lissa 8
@6: You need to get your information from some where other than World News Daily.
Posted by Lissa on January 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM · Report this
Lissa 9
As a member of a military family, I am pleased that this is happening. Combat experience is a faster track to promotion and influence. The more women who make it up through the ranks the better for the culture with in the Armed Forces over all.
How, and against whom, we use our military is a different issue.
Posted by Lissa on January 23, 2013 at 1:29 PM · Report this
fletc3her 10
Wow, about time. For too long we've been drumming skilled women out of active duty because of these limitations. This opens up many career tracks which women wouldn't consider before because they knew a glass ceiling would eventually prevent them from advancing in rank.
Posted by fletc3her on January 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 11
@8 is correct. @6 is a combat avoiding REMF.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 23, 2013 at 1:32 PM · Report this
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@5

Next up - coed showers.
Posted by Keenan C on January 23, 2013 at 1:59 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 13
@12 not that big an issue, actually. Other NATO forces have had those for decades.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 23, 2013 at 2:09 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 14
(by coed showers I mean shower units with a 175 cm height divider between women and men)
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM · Report this
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@9 @10 that's true for female officers trying to transition to becoming general officers only.

On the enlisted side, you can move from E1 to E9 from any MOS.

This is a political game aimed at getting more female general officers. Whether it actually will have any benefit for enlisted soldiers is dubious at best.
Posted by Corydon on January 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM · Report this

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