Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:46 PM
DonViejo (18,897 posts)
Obama says he won’t hesitate on women in combat
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he would have no hesitation ordering women into combat and explained that, as a practical matter, they’re already serving that role.
Obama, who spoke with CBS shortly before Sunday’s Super Bowl game, was asked about the recent order ending the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in combat.
Obama said women soldiers are already vulnerable to attack and they’ve been wounded and killed carrying out their jobs. He said they are taking great risks should not be prevented from advancing in their careers.
The change overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units, and is expected to open up more than 230,000 combat positions that have been off limits to women.
Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/02/03/obama_says_he_wont_hesitate_on_women_in_combat/
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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:59 PM
Duckhunter935 (15,988 posts)
2. I am sure he is not going to force that either
An AK-47 is the full automatic version and I doubt most woman are using that for protection. I think both come down to choice.