In 2013 63 women entered combat roles in the Australian military after the army, navy and air force lifted gender restrictions. Prior to 2013 women had been banned from roles in combat units including tanks, special forces and infantry.
Israel has show this not only endangers the mission but also the safety of the Operators, Women should be allowed in Military for Supporting Roles and Covert Operations.
Use a Women's strengths don't pretend she is a man.. they have better logistics and management skills but that doesn't blend into Active Duty Squad Management in a FireFight.
Yes - as long as they can pass the same physical and fatigued mental requirements under the same conditions i.e. passing physicals on a days noticed without any time to train for it - that is the reality men face in military (speaking as a combat role veteran)
As long as the indiviual is trained well and is as trusted as any other solider for the mission given and/or situation, then gender should not matter if they can reliably do what is needed to be done. But Women shouldn't not be subjucted to be the first in as Men are biological stronger this can cause issue in a close quaters situation with someone that has a biological body mass advantage, unless they have proven that they can over come any situation such as this.
Women should be allowed to serve in combat roles but having the Australian military is a waste of taxpayer money and we should instead use some of the military funding to fund effective and dedicated humanitarian aid or education
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