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While some individuals feel that the biological differences between men and women in combat would put our military at a disadvantage, evidence and logic prove that they are misinformed. Women in combat are able to fulfill many front line jobs already, are not at any higher risk of death than living a civilian life at home, and have the right to fight at the same level as their counterparts if they are capable of meeting the standards for battle. Nonetheless, there are still individuals who insist that women do not belong on the front lines. Former Army Ranger, Roger Chapman, argues that “it’s about winning a war, not providing an opportunity. At the end of the day it's about national security" (Musgrave).
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Even though 14 percent of the military`s 1.4 million are women, they are still asking to fight on the front line (Harris 1). Women should fight in combat situations because they have changed people`s mind about war and everyone is given an equal chance; however many women cannot meet requirements set by men. Women have changed people`s ideas on war for the past two centuries of American history. “People are realizing females have contributed to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan,” stated Professor Megan Mackenzie (Harris 2). Although women are not fighting on the front lines, they help in many different ways in the military such as being nurses and women Air force Service Pilots.