Accession Number : AD1042430

Title :   Women Warriors: Why the Robotics Revolution Changes the Combat Equation

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : U.S. Air Force Academy Air Force Academy United States

Personal Author(s) : Letendre, Linell A

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : So began the testimony of General Barrow before the Senate Armed Services Committee in June 1991 regarding his opinion on women in combat during which he gave his ultimate conclusion: women can't do it and there is no military need to put women into combat. (footnote 2) That is about to change. In the wake of women successfully integrating into submarines and graduating from Army Ranger School, an additional--and heretofore underappreciated--factor is poised to alter the women in combat debate: the revolution in robotics and autonomous systems.

Descriptors :   COMBAT FORCES , COMBAT OPERATIONS , WOMEN , standards , robotics , autonomous systems , wearable computers , COMBAT READINESS , Department of Defense , military personnel

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE