Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Women in Combat

Volokh Conspiracy, my favourite legal blog is having a great discussion about women in combat. Check it out.

It's a subject I'm interested in, but I don't really have a dog in that fight.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I have yet to see anyone mention the strategic argument against women in combat.

In WWI, France, Britain, and Germany suffered horrendous losses. As much as 6% of the total male population was killed. As much as another 15% was wounded in varying degrees. Yet, twenty years later, there was no lack of eligible men to draft into the armed forces of those countries. The reason is because there was not an appreciable loss in the FEMALE population of child-bearing years.

While combat losses of men cause a country to lose some of it's present, losses of young women cause a country to lose it's future. This is the basic premise behind 'Women and Children first'! It trumps ALL other considerations.