The US Defence Department is finally allowing women to serve in combat roles. It’s just been sheer arrogance that has prevented this from happening before. There’s no reason why women who want to should be prevented from putting their lives on the line. Women can be wiry, wily, they have good judgment and a fierce sense of loyalty and protection. If it were me, just tell me the world’s dark chocolate supply is at stake and I’ll shoot anybody you want me to! But seriously, it’s nothing I’ve ever had an interest in but for those who do, you go girl.
Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says letting women serve in combat roles will strengthen the military’s ability to win wars. And maybe the uniforms will get a little sprucing up as well. Army green – yech!