Women in Combat: The Case for Combat Exclusion
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics