Originally Posted by dirk digler
Panetta and the Joint Chiefs Chairman stated today they aren't going to drop standards but we will see. If a woman can do the same standard as men then there really shouldn't be a problem. I think the issue is how they are going to incorporate the women into infantry platoons. That is going to be the real challenge.
Covered this in post #53 on page 4; probably too lengthy. The standards were already 'changed' (lowered) at many Infantry courses last summer Fort Benning in anticipation of this official announcement. Ranger Instructors have been told "they WILL graduate." Yes, I know this first hand.
Career advancement for women has a higher priority than the mission.