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As terrible as it may seem, women are not made for combat. That’s just the way it is. They are smaller and weaker on average and there is nothing anyone can do about that. With many combat troops going into combat carrying 100 pounds or more, there are simply not enough women that are physically able to justify the added expense of training them as combat troops to produce few new soldiers.
Many women find themselves in combat situations, but that it not altogether the same thing as being in a combat unit.
They are also saying that military leadership is too white. Well that’s too bad. There just aren’t many minorities in the infantry, that’s no ones fault. My infantry training unit in basic training had over 200 people in it. 7 of them were black. I estimate about 20% of them were some kind of latino. I use the basic training example because its not fair to make a comparison based on my Maine Army National Guard unit, universally white, but this is Maine, that’s no ones fault either.
So when some people are going on about the military leadership being too white and too male, just remember that combat forces are where a lot of those people are drawn from. They have the experience that’s required. It’s counter productive to try and force some racial or gender diversity in there just for the sake of it, there is no reason. It would simply weaken the military by putting less experienced people in positions they won’t be effective at.
The Navy has recently begun putting women on submarines. It’s expensive but worth the expense in that case, the submarine corps is volunteer only and so they foresee the need to get everyone they can.
Don’t let political correctness weaken our military, it doesn’t help anyone and would likely cost lives.