I can see where, for promotion purposes, some women would want to be able to advance their careers by serving in front-line units. However, it seems to me that the vast majority of them will regret making that decision after actual combat.
Also, strength and other standards should not be changed to specifically allow this. Soldiers carry what they do to survive. Carrying less reduces the ability for the group to survive. I can't see too many women wanting, or being able, to carry 80-pound battle-gear packages.
But, at any rate, best of luck to them, and God bless them all.
-- R. THERON CAMMER, Pasco