Leon Panetta, the Secretary of Defense, has made a most tragic decision. He has allowed women to fight in a combat situation alongside men, and it makes me wonder if he would advocate a daughter of his putting her life into a possible live-or-die situation.
If a corpsman is needed to treat a combat-wounded Marine, all modesty must be a thing of the past. Even better, have an all-female squad or platoon with a female in charge; the problem of being inappropriate would be removed.
Women, in a way, already contribute by driving trucks and taking part in other non-combat situations. Some women also fly the most modern aircraft and are very good at their jobs. Aircraft carriers are not called "The Love Boat" for no reason, as many pregnancies have happened. Men and woman get lonely, and hormones will take over in an 18-year-old man or woman who would just as soon be somewhere else.