Roles are changing
Even though women in the UK are not enlisted in specifically combat units, they are (according to the report) regularly deployed along side them.
Good idea? Bad? Necessity forcing change....?
More people able to go to war means, well, more people going to war! *shrug*, I'd like to keep as many people away from the firing line as possible, regardless of Gender.
Nowt new about women fighting:
I agree, nothing new about woment fighting. In this day and age, why anyone should need to fight is beyond me. There are many other avenues to get your voice heard without resorting to violence againt others.
If we want equality we can't hide behind men's bravery.
There was a woman who qualified in the marines a few years ago ( Cpt Tatchell or something) - that qualified her for front line duty.
My only experience of operational duty with females was on ships - believe me, the dynamic and overall effectiveness always seemed tighter on single sex ship. We also lost operational space when we re-configured to allow women on board (different heads etc,..) and if you take the logical next step if you have a complement of different sexes of different persuasions and trans-engendered post/pre op personnel we would have to throw out most of the operational capability to segregate the personnel.
Change is forced upon the forces by 'equality' zealots to the detriment of their operational effectiveness. Naturally I expect to be burnt at the stake for this view since despite seeing this with my own eyes, common sense and post modern polit,ical correctness are strangers.
Threavad - seriously - is it that efficiency is impaired because women are there, or because of the background that women are there now, but weren't, before?
The Russians and the Israelis have fighter pilots, why not its their homeland they are defending or their way of life , even in nature the females guard the families, its only the veneer of civilization that supress's it. jmb