Originally Posted by tsmo1066
"2" is hardly a valid statistical sampling to draw conclusions from.
I would also point out that the Israelis have had good success using female combat troops, to include a number of women in the Mossad's dreaded Kidon assassination and counter-terrorism detachments. Then, of course, there were the Russian female sniper and infiltration units in WWII.
Women may not have the upper body strength that most men have, and they may need some different physical standards as a result, but by-and-large the argument that women can't "cut it" in combat has been proven to be a myth so many times as to constitute an absurdity as an argument.
Show me the Israeli women who have actively participated in offensive combat operations. They are mostly on passive duty type positions like security and such.