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February 9th, 2012
06:59 PM ET

Rules changing on women in combat

Shoshana Johnson, former Army Specialist and Iraq War POW, discusses changes that will put women closer to the front lines of combat.

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  1. sterling

    Women are tough, some times as much as men are. Men, on average stronger. That is a fact. Woman normally are given time to do personell hygene and have the resources to do so. While deployed to iraq, my infantry platoon had to MEDIVAC a female attachment that was threre to search other woman while on a week long air assault mission. The reason was that she had an infection in her genitalia that are specific to women. That means two helicopters that cant pick up a seriously wounded Soldier. Also, it means you stop your mission to set up an HLZ for a reason that could have prevented. Women dont belong in combat, its not sexism, your body needs more mantance that a mans. That being said, we did have another female attached to us, who was better than alot of some of our male soldiers. But thats normaly the exception.

    February 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  2. Mrs. Eileen G Curras widow to Hernandez, WWII

    Women today are tough and yes some times as much as men are. Men, on average stronger. Women dont belong in combat, its not sexism. The body of a woman needs care more than a man but society needs to understand the facts.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  3. Mrs. Eileen G Curras widow to Hernandez, WWII

    Woman have to be ready to confron attack.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm |

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