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Do not interfere with an army that is returning home. When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.-- Sun Tzu
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Should Women Serve in Ground-Combat Jobs?
Re: Should Women Serve in Ground-Combat Jobs?
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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