In June of this year Jack Murphy interviewed a female CST. Women in combat has always been a controversial topic. I’ve always thought that women can do the job but they must be properly integrated. This would involved separation from male counterparts in many situations (e.g. all female Spec Ops teams, all female sub crews etc.) to avoid the basics of human biology and what happens when you put men and women together in close quarters.
Another issue that causes major morale issues is that senior leadership will pressure integration to the point that standards are initially lowered until quotas are met. We saw this very thing happen in the aviation community (I saw it myself when I was an aircrewman). This results in a guy that finishes top in his class not getting jets, or someone getting a third chance in the training squadron that normally would have been pulled from the program.
Women are just as capable in mental capacity and often this overrides the physical strength argument. Women in Special Ops? We say it’s about time we got with the rest of the world.
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