Accession Number : ADA266940


Title :   Women in Combat: The Case for Combat Exclusion


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Corbett, Arthur J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266940.pdf


Report Date : 03 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 225


Abstract : This paper responds to the assertion that the current combat exclusion policy is arbitrary and unjustly discriminatory. The paper presents information that documents the differences that naturally occur in the sexes and justify distinctions in policy. The differences in men and women are examined from biological and other scientific perspectives. The philosophical distinction between the proponents and opponents of women warriors are also examined. The writings of Clausewitz and Sun Tsu are examined in light of the proposal to place women in combat. The dilemma between trade-offs in military efficiency and political expediency are considered.


Descriptors :   *WARFARE , *WOMEN , POLICIES , COMMERCE , BIOLOGY , EFFICIENCY , DOCUMENTS , WRITING


Subject Categories : Biology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE