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Steve Breen

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Now if we can just get them into the joint chiefs of staff.

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Nitpick: in 1943 the flag only had 48 stars, therefor the background should look different…

  3. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    I love how the people that don’t serve on the front lines “know” that there won’t be any problem allowing women into frontline combat operations. When the problems start coming up they will blame the local commanders (while covering up every mirror in their houses).

  4. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 1 year ago

    Take away that assault rifle!!! Is that a credit card or dog tag?

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    @alcors3

    1) That military grade assault rifle is right where it belongs: in the hands of trained military personnel. 2) If you look, you can clearly see item in question is labeled MRE, as in meal ready to eat.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @Zipi

    This came about in part because the people on the front lines have been reporting that the women involved in combat have already proven themselves. The issues occur when an entire group of soldiers are given substandard training because they are not supposed to be in combat suddenly find themselves under attack.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    From what I’ve read, it seems to me that they’re doing this in the best way possible- keeping the standards the same, but allowing any woman who can meet them to fulfill the duty, the same as men.
    The number-one argument I hear against allowing women into active combat duty is “men won’t be able to control their natural instincts around women”. That’s a load of crap, coming from the same kind of people who said “we can’t let coloreds serve with our white boys in uniform” and “women have no place in the military”- and it smacks of kind of enablers who just shrug at women being raped in the military and say “boys will be boys”. We expect our soldiers, Marines, sailors and pilots to be disciplined and follow orders at all times; training taught them how to kill- it can also teach them to work well with women on the front lines.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    In 1965, I was serving in the California national Guard. Part of our usual two weeks in summer camp was spent in riot control during the Watts Riots. I would not compare this totally to actual combat in such areas as Afghanistan, but I do know that (especially as this was not on the other side of the world, but only some 25 miles away from where I lived) I have never been so horrified or scared in my entire life as I was then! The streets and building resembled just what both real pictures and even movies showed that the ruined towns of Europe looked like during WWII itself. So, I can imagine very well what it must be like to be in actual combat in such areas as Afghanistan and Iraq. Just where do people imagine where the condition called PTSD comes from anyway?

    So now, we want to have potential wives and even the mothers of our children to experience the total horror of such conditions? Is it not bad enough that men themselves have to engage in such activities?

    It is not that women could not do just as well as men in combat (I have no qualms in that area at all). But should we as humanity subject the generally gentler side of our natures in our women to such activities?

    I know that women already sometimes get involved in actual combat even support roles as they have in almost every war that Americans have ever fought in, but now we are talking about deliberately subjecting them to the horrors of active combat?

    I guess I must be old fashioned, but I say NO!!

    And if that is then considered to be a conservative position, then in this particular case I am proudly a conservative!!

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    I believe combat experienced mothers will play a great role in raising males with a realistic idea of violence.
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    A generation from now warfare may alter because of this.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In the fictional “Full Metal Jacket”, the deadly sniper they ran up against, was a woman. Several of the most successful Russian snipers in WW II, were also women.


    How much of our view about women in combat comes from reality, and how much from idiotic “Christian” mythology? Even Israel recognizes women CAN fight, quite well. That “delicacy” issue, actually comes from the male prerogative of suppressing women, like good little “possessions”, which is a very “biblical view” for the right, and evangelical “types”.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    Give it time. They just got combat status.

  12. avarner

    avarner said, over 1 year ago

    This will go along fine – until one or two are captured by Islamanutz. It won’t be pretty.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ^avarner: “Captured” by their COs or fellow soldiers has been a lot more immediate problem.

  14. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Yep. when 500 of your crew are put ashore for preggy leave. You now have a diminished force.
    Every person is important.
    I served US Navy. Jimmie Carter navy.
    WE were 30-50% under manned.
    Good thing, we were young. I got 4-5 hrs sleep a day. Do that for 3-4 mos. people start getting hurt.
    My guys got lucky. Some guys did not.
    I saved 6 guys from getting tossed in the water. The Boat davit operator froze. He really fell asleep. 6 guys got really banged up. Broken leg, 2 broken arms, bruises all over.
    I got yelled at by the Chief Bos’n.
    See I am an Electrician. I don’t know how to operate electrical equipment.
    That Chief got in more trouble than me. He chose a guy who had been up all night. He was our SAR Swimmer. We were plane guarding. Chief figured he slept all night. He was wrong.

  15. oldrellek99

    oldrellek99 said, over 1 year ago

    @Zipi

    Most countries have had women in front lines for years without all the problems people like you seem to think there will be, Mainly Russia and Israel.

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