Originally Posted by tsmo1066
The key is "different", not "lesser" standards. Women have other physical traits such as overall better hand-eye coordination (important in shooting small arms) and much higher general resistance to pain (important in all manner of military situations).
In modern combat, it isn't all about upper body strength.
My question stands unanswered.
You said that "Women may not have the upper body strength that most men have, and they may need some different physical standards as a result,...."
So when, in combat, do you do that?