Roger -
thank you for your clear-minded post. I my add: there is a shortage of men
for the imperialistic politics the US seems to pursue and without resoring
to general draft only the female input is hopeful.
John Mikes

On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 5:26 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

>
> The "unfairness" argument for allowing women into the infantry
> is emotionally based, thus hard to defend against, so that regrettably
> I fell for it.  The argument is that not allowing women into the
> infantry is unfair to women because "they are just as good as men"
> at fighting,  and not allowing them in the infantry is unfair to their
> advancement.
>
> This pov has been tested by the Bristih military, and it was withdrawn
> after 18 months because it didn't work.
>
> The function of the military is to insure our national security, not
>  to be fair to women, so that the correct question should be, instead,
> "will allowing women into the infantry improve the killing power of the
> military ?"
>
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