March 8, 2013 Due March 15, 2013
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.
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.