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Hunter Huss IB Readings

While women have served in the armed services in the United States for many years, they have been limited to “non-combat” jobs. Last month, the Secretary of Defense proposed a rule allowing women to serve in combat jobs, including infantry. The United States Congress will have to vote on this proposal soon.

http://www.historynet.com/women-warriors.htm

Read the article. CITE IT. Answer the following questions:

Historically, how have women served in combat?

Were women effective or ineffective in combat?

If you were in Congress, how would YOU vote? – and why – using factual evidence. (f you want more information about the new proposal, read  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/09/opinion/women-in-combat-policy-catches-up-with-reality.html?_r=0

it’s worth extra credit citing that one in addition to the historynet one above.

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