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Women In Combat

A few years ago I had a brief career as USMC infantryman. So I realize what it takes and what the coehsion of the unit means to the mission. My professor is using her career as a cop as a standard, but there is no comparison in my opinion. To me the biggest factor is that the guys simply don’t want women in their units. This coehesion that exists is integral to the completion of the mission and the safe return of all involved. If women are allowed I fear that the coehesion would not exist as it does now. Even if the female could pass the physical tests, I believe the barrier I just mentioned is impassable. What are your thoughts on this aspect? And thanks for the repsonses.