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    US Special Ops Forces Skeptical Women Can Do Their Job

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    Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

    Studies that surveyed personnel found "major misconceptions'' within special operations about whether women should be brought into the male-only jobs. They also revealed concerns that department leaders would" capitulate to political pressure, allowing erosion of training standards,'' according to one document.

    Some of those concerns were not limited to men, researchers found, but also were found among women in special operations jobs.

    Dan Bland, force management director for U.S. Special Operations Command, told the AP that the survey results have "already driven us to do some different things in terms of educating the force.''

    About 68,800 people serve in the command, including 3,000 civilians. The main survey went to about 18,000 people who are in positions closed to women, and the response was about 50 percent. The high response rate, officials said, reflects the wide interest in the subject.

    The studies are part of the Pentagon's effort to open all military combat positions to women or provide reasons why any jobs should remain closed.

    One survey, by RAND Corp., reflected doubts that women could meet the overall job demands, found concerns that sexual harassment or assault could increase, and cited worries about "unequal treatment'' of special operations candidates and personnel. Some worried that if women were let in to some jobs, they might be treated more harshly.

    Survey details have not been released. This was the first time that officials from Special Operations Command publicly discussed the results.

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    do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs
    Like shitting in a bag in front of their mates and carrying it home?

    Why can't people simply admit that males and females are different and have different skill sets. Why do administrators and politicians always try to make them equal?

    I guess the definition of "special" in Special Forces needs to be addressed. Surely not the real ones like 5 or 6 man teams who eat, sleep... together and spend days/weeks alone in the jungle?
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    Just because we're defying nature, in which the male is the protector in most species, and defying every society that's gone before us is no reason to doubt the silly political correctness of putting women in positions like Special Ops.

    So many complain about imaginary incidents of rape or sexual harassment by their fellow soldiers, what do they think the enemy is going to use them for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.
    Special Forces is very physically demanding work.

    If women and men are physically equal why does the premier league not have any women players?

    As well as the physical requirements the job also requires exceptional psychological ability to withstand aggression, hostility and threat to life.

    Men are evolved as the hunter-warrior sex of the human race so why would they not be better at it?

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    I guess you guys have never heard of Ziva David.





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    The truth is that American men and women are equal. Both are incompetent to the same degree.

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