POLL: Should Women Serve In Combat Units?

With ACLU help, four sue Pentagon over policy barring most women from certain combat roles.

Four women backed by the ACLU—including two Camp Pendleton Marines—are suing the Department of Defense, saying the ban against women serving in combat units is unconstitutional.

Former Marine Capt. Anu Bhagwati, executive director of Service Women’s Action Network, told Huffington Post:  “Combat exclusion is an archaic policy which does not reflect the realities of modern warfare, the values which our military espouses or the actual capabilities of our service women.”

Although women serve in combat zones and fight alongside men in selected units, the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule is seen as keeping some of the 280,000-plus U.S. servicewomen from higher pay and advancement opportunities. Should they have these?

Constant Comment November 29, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Yes, I believe that it's okay! I've seen plenty of women in Wildomar, that when you meet them....you go running & screaming the other way! Scarey I tell you, SCAREY! I still have nightmares.......}~)
Don Lambert December 01, 2012 at 01:50 PM
There is an interesting 6 minute video with this story that is worth watching. Everyone should see this! It is about the US Marine "Female Engagement Team" operating in Afganistan. Beside their work in battle uniform, they have a unique role in communicatrion with the women and children in villages. They are contributing in various ways to the well being of those women and children, and also gain useful intel from the local women that would not be talking with male soldiers.


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