Before this gets started, Please understand, I am NOT talking about capability.
Here we go again, we suffered a female hostage during Desert Storm. Now there are several in the hands of the Chinese. There is no doubt in my mind, that IF this stand-off goes much longer, the WOMEN will be a media point. It will change the basic nature of the "game".
I am AGAINST females in the traditional combat billets. It changes the "rules", for ALL those that serve. There is no way, in my thinking, that women should have been on that EP-3A. That is, without question, putting them "in harms way".
Don't even get me started on the NEGATIVE impact it has had aboard Ships.
Old Navy, yep, thats me.
What say you???
Posted on Apr 6, 2001, 5:27 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168