Women in combat a bad idea

Unfortunately, a lot of military decisions are being made by people who have never served in combat or have had limited service ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). President Barack Obama never served in the military, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta served a brief two years in military intelligence.

Not only will women in combat create all kinds of additional issues as far as personal privacy, but you are adding an undue burden to these units which is the last thing they need while in a front line situation.

Has anyone given thought to women being captured? I wonder how female soldiers as POWs would have fared during the Vietnam conflict? I doubt that the women who are fighting for combat roles have given this scenario much consideration.

Brian Spector, Easton

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