Archives: Tanya Biank

Combat Roles: Women in the Military

This Wednesday marked the deadline by which all branches of the US military had to submit plans to end gender-based exclusion. But now the hard work begins: developing gender-neutral standards so women can qualify for combat positions. This hour of all sides, we’ll discuss the impact of women in combat, and the possibility of fair fights.

Women in the Military

Late last month, the Pentagon lifted its ban on women serving in military combat positions. Proponents of the measure argue it will strengthen our defenses; opponents see it as a distraction at best and a liability at worst. This hour explores the affect of gender on our military and weighs the pros and cons of the recent change.