U.S. Defense Secretary to Open Combat Roles to Women

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I’m definitely prepared to get attacked for this, but..... this isn’t going to be easy. I served as an Army Infantryman, and adding women to that mix will be, to say the least, complicated. It’s not that I’m against the principle of opening the jobs, more so the actual logistics of implementing it in a way that won’t be a huge distraction to the mission. Many men will be nothing but professional during this integration, but many many others will not. And deservedly so, they should probably be kicked out. But it’s going to be a rough transition to add women to an infantry platoon.