Sunday, January 27, 2013

Women in Combat

Army Staff Sgt. Keesha Dentino served two tours in Iraq, as a gunner and then as a team leader on convoys. 
“Every deployment, I’ve done combat missions.  The whole females in combat is not a new thing,” she said. “I think people are just not aware that there are women out there who have done it.”

Pretty much ends the debate for me.  I especially like the fact that combat experience opens the chance for more women to reach senior ranks.  The military will always be the military but more senior women can only be good.

The change is ironic, though.  During the Vietnam War, the idea of drafting women was beyond the pale.  Many predicted that Americans would never bear the thought of their daughters coming home in a box.

Many were wrong.

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