Mixed feelings here.
Many Women shoot well and sometimes have great stamina. Maybe if We use them as snipers and scouts?
If captured they will be subject to worse treatment than Men. Wouldn't want to be a Woman captured by "Isis".
Under stress of battle, they might be a "distraction", to Our Own Troops, that might increase the ratio of Our deaths. Not sure about this.
But, it may come to pass that We have no choice but to allow them into the front lines and combat.
Frankly I am more concerned about all the sexual assaults going on including men raping men.
I am also more concerned about the culture that exists where the higher ups protect criminality in the lower ranks (rape/sexual assaults) and many of the higher ups who commit assaults do so with apparent impunity.
As to women being on the "front lines" that is strictly a military decision having to do with the individuals qualifications. Sex should have nothing to do with it. But if, for example, the woman cannot shoulder the same physical assignments as men (lifting so much etc), then she should not be in that job.
I am a Registered Nurse and I would think you would need at a minimum a Bachelors Degree in Nursing to go into any public health field in the U.S.
I know that in LA County you need a B.S. degree to get in.
Interestingly, if ISIS, IS, ISIL, Daesh (or what ever it is called this week) are truly afraid of being shot and killed by a woman then I can see why lots of American women might want to kill some ISIS troops.
But, my sense is that ISIS is a CIA creation to keep the Global War on Terrorism going to profit the stockholders of Hughes, TRW, Northrup, Halliburton, Academie etc. and to land grab for Israel.
But that's just my suspicions talking. I just do not trust anything we are being told lately about much of anything.
Fear of the potential for a radical Islamic group to arise was the initial line of reasoning for why we didn't back any of the disparate rebel elements that first opposed Assad in Syria. Last thing our govt wanted was images of radical Muslims shooting people with American equipment. Low and behold they managed to get a bunch anyway when they overran the pitiful excuse for an Iraqi army.
On a side note, Halliburton, BAE, Lockheed etc aren't especially keen on the low level/low tech "war on terror" The money is in the big contracts for F-22's, next-gen tank armor, rail guns, laser weaponry, etc. Stuff that's serious overkill when it comes to hunting bands of terrorists.
Obama's "pivot to Asia" is music to their ears, not the continuation of Bush's old and tired "War on Terror".