Thursday, January 24, 2013

Women In Combat

I have to admit, I'm really surprised I haven't heard a gigantic howl of rage over Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's announcement yesterday that the Department of Defense was going to lift the ban on women serving in ground combat units.  Other than reading . . . somewhere . . . a series of Tweets from a former staff member of the McCain/Palin campaign that men fight for women, and how can we expect men to fight with women when they will want to protect them, it's been relatively quiescent.

Which may mean nothing.  Or it may mean the howl is just delayed.

In any event, since women already serve in a variety of combat positions, have faced hostile fire, and, as a guest on "Talk Of The Nation" said today, the whole notion of "front line combat units" is losing meaning in contemporary forms of combat, maybe most folks are bowing to the inevitable.

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