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A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future.

-- General George Patton Jr

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Should Women Serve in Ground-Combat Jobs?

Yes31 %31 %31 % 31.20 % (78)
No66 %66 %66 % 66.40 % (166)
No opinion1 %1 %1 % 1.60 % (4)
Other, list in comments0 %0 %0 % 0.80 % (2)

Total votes: 250
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Re: Should Women Serve in Ground-Combat Jobs?
by Anonymous
on May 15, 2002

The way American male mentality stands; we are generally very protective of our women! In a combat sit. that mentality could cost lives! After all this is not Stalingrad, and the desperation factor is not present. An awful lot depends on the situation of course........


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