with affirmative action full out in most industries and businesses, and the equal rights movement having made great progress; there is finally a snag in the nylons of woman activists. The question of whether women should have to serve in combat is upon us. The answer is no. If you have kept up with the news in recent years, women have been fighting their way into the top military academies, the Citadel being the most recent case. These woman have claimed being just as
The United States Navy has introduced a new high tech fighting machine. It is fast, versatile, and deadly. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Independence class, was developed to combat a new type of naval warfare taking place in coastal waters. The establishment of this coastal combat ship has created a new class of surface warfare ships known as DD(X) (O’Rourke, 2013). The modern design of the Independence class LCS is made out of aluminum, making the vessel light weight with a low draft displacement
A most valuable opportunity exists for a leader to contribute in making a tremendous difference. New leadership at the top of the 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), a) gifted with wisdom to analyze an organization in identifying problems, b) capable of thinking creative in founding a vision for the future, and c) empowered with the reasoning ability to develop effective solutions to problems, will transform a declining unit to a new enhanced level of mission achievement and organizational effectiveness
Zone (ROZ). The CAS role was strictly utilized in a reactionary manner and more or less served as a defense mechanism for troops in contact situations (TIC). JTACs typically did not have to worry about adjacent units’ areas of operation as Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) very seldom conducted simultaneous BN missions. The enemy was in the form of insurgency where they did not wear uniforms and hid in plain sight. Commanders did not truly own battlespace as the US was charged with peace keeping type operations
Setting women front line in combat is setting them up in a field full of grenades that represent distress emotion and the lack of physical strength that in the end will have a negative effect on females and their fellow soldiers they are fighting with. There are specific roles that only a male should take. For example, protecting and serving our country. Although some people believe that women should have equal rights, women have the disadvantage of fighting in combat where their safety is on the
hear about but remember that female police officers and firefighters are wounded or killed daily. How can one rationalize that a woman cannot die protecting her country but protecting her local communities? If a person decides to be placed in a combat field, and can pass all the physical demands required, gender should not be a problem. Although I understand that the arguments about the physical differences between a man and a woman are valid, I do not understand that it ...
through the combat deployments and temporary duty assignments separating the troops from family, friends, and loved ones, to every hardship troops endure in order to “fight and win the Nation’s wars.” and “to fly, fight, and win…in air, space, and cyberspace.” According to Army Field Manual 7-0, the Army trains soldiers to “fight and win the Nation’s wars.” Soldiers receive combat training consistently throughout their military careers, in order to be proficient at hand to hand combat, non-conventional
workforce so they should be paid equal. In the military, women were getting paid less because they were limited to certain jobs. Now that the ban is lifted women and men should be paid even. The director of defense figured since women already serve in Combat roles and fly warplanes they should be able to be on the frontline. 292,000 women have served in war zones out of a total of almost 2.5 million soldiers. Of course, many people disagreed with his decision. According to my source, males h... ...
The book ‘For Cause and Comrades’ is a journey to comprehend why the soldiers in the Civil War fought, why they fought so passionately, and why they fought for the long period of time. Men were pulling guns against other men who they had known their whole lives. McPherson’s main source of evidence was the many letters from the soldiers writing to home. One of the many significant influences was how the men fought to prove their masculinity and courage. To fight would prove they were a man to their
The Pike weapons were invented and used by European troops during the early middle Ages and were wielded by pike men deployed in close combat. The medieval pike was a pole weapon that was used extensively as a very long thrusting weapon by foot soldiers or pike men, both for a counter-measure attack against cavalry assaults and attacks by enemy foot soldiers .The pike had a wooden shaft that were between 3 and 4 meters long, it had a steel spearhead mounted on the pike that resembled a spear. It