Surprised this has not been discussed yet. So Leon Panetta gave the go ahead for women to join front line infantry units. Obviously women serving now have seen combat, but this is a new level. Is this good or bad? I was PDQed when I joined the Army years ago... so other than my 3 days at the processing centers I haven't been in a combat unit. Overall I think there are probably some women who are physically capable. But I am not really for this new rule. I think the numbers of women desiring to be in the role is probably pretty small. The military is probably looking at a big expense to integrate this small number of female soldiers into combat units. Interested to hear the thoughts of others. Is it about time or is this just political correctness run rampant.