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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 4, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Women in Combat
In December 2015, the Pentagon announced that all combat roles would be opened to women. The roles include driving tanks, firing mortars, and leading infantry soldiers into combat. Women would also be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps Infantry and Air Force parajumpers. Proponents of women in combat argue that women have been serving in Afghanistan and Iraq for 15 years and preventing them from combat operations is discriminatory. Opponents argue that allowing women to serve in these roles would limit the military's ability to fight in combat situations. See recent Women in Combat news
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No, the mere presence of women in a combat zone creates a dangerous mental shift in men. 3 years ago from a Republican in Woodbury, MN
Men in combat are inclined to protect the women and become less effective in engaging the enemy. 3 years ago from a Republican in Tigerville, SC
No, there are circumstances in which a captured woman can creat a larger incident. More so than a man being captured and could affect especially covert operations.
There is also a special social construct that is created in solely combat oriented groups
... 3 years ago from a Republican in O'Fallon, MO
Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men and as long as they are drafted when there is a draft, just like men. Equality should cover all aspects of serving in the Armed Forces and as serving on the front lines. 3 years ago from a Republican in Homer Glen, IL
Women should be allowed MOS's that are traditionally combat but not in positions that place them in units where survival depends on defense of each other. Not because women are not capable but because our society raises males to defend and protect... 3 years ago from a Republican in Albany, GA
No women will ruin everything with their emotions! Men are emotionless. And you better believe me or I will throw a tantrum!. 2 years ago from a Republican in Jacksonville, FL
Yes, but not as a foot soldier. anything else is fine because multi-gender foot soldier squads don't preform as well as all male. 3 years ago from a Republican in Overland Park, KS
I believe that the hard wiring of males will result in many poor decisions in combat should women be on the front lines. 3 years ago from a Republican in San Diego, CA
Yes, If women are allowed to be drafted. 3 years ago from a Republican in Ivy, VA
I believe that we are supporting a culture that glorifies violence by putting too much stress on this issue. There are many ways to support a culture that praises and encourages peaceful means as the primary and most effective way to solve problems, but... 3 years ago from a Republican in Los Angeles, CA
Only if Congress allows it. It's not a right. 3 years ago from a Republican in Bixby, OK
Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men. The tests should not be degraded in any way. they should remain just as difficult as always for male candidates. You may not get many women that can complete the program, but those that do... 3 years ago from a Republican in Oakville, MO
Men fight wars.. women build nations. 3 years ago from a Republican in Pebble Creek, FL
No, it is the job of the male to protect the female rather than the opposite as represented in the Bible. 3 years ago from a Republican in Birmingham, AL
Women are a distraction to the men who wouldn't perform as well in a combative situation. Also, women are too vulnerable to rape by the enemy. 3 years ago from a Republican in Del City, OK
Joan of Arc. 3 years ago from a Republican in Redding, CA
No....women in combat roles need not be allowed. Women can in many ways be a compromise in circumstances with men and with the enemy. 3 years ago from a Republican in Gainesville, FL
Obviously not, we want to kill people in battle, not make more.
They are not as strong as men and will bring down the effectiveness of a combat unit.
The Marines did a study on this and it supports this. 3 years ago from a Republican in University Park, TX
It has been proven that women drag down men in combat. And taking women hostages will OBVIOUSLY lead to trouble and sexual harassment if taken hostage. 3 years ago from a Republican in Berea, SC
No, the presence of women on the battlefield distracts men from the military mission and such distraction could cause the lives of others. 3 years ago from a Republican in Kerrville, TX