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Should women be in Combat I say no during the course of this paper I will elaborate on my option as well as that of other writers philosophers doctors politicians and other members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America I will even include some comments by female Military members of whom I have worked with in my time in the military First a little disclaimer I am currently in the military and if told to go to combat with a woman by my side I would follow orders and do so The information presented here is strictly for the educational benefit of my readers The regulations regarding women in combat are complex There is no blanket law that prohibits women from serving in combat there are only statutes which do not apply to the Army that specify women may not serve on ships or aircraft engaged in combat missions This causes confusion amongst the armed forces The task has been left up to the individual services to define what jobs are closed to women The statutory restrictions on women in the US military are as follows A Title 10 USC 6015 applies to the Navy and Marine Corps It states Women may not be assigned duty on vessels or in aircraft that are engaged in combat missions nor may they be assigned to other than temporary duty on vessels of the Navy except hospital ships transports and vessels of similar classification not expected to be assigned to combat missions Since the Marine Corps is a part of the Department of Navy it is required to adhere to the restrictions of Section 6015 In addition Marine Corps policy prohibits the assignment of women Marines to any unit within which they would likely become engaged in direct combat operations with the enemy or to any assignment that has been designated by the Secretary of the Navy as requiring an armed
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