That was the stated position when the service academies were initially opened up for females. Once they realized that practically none of the female applicants could meet the standards, the overall standards were dropped and gender specific standards were introduced.They should have one standard for the job. Any one can try out and any one can make it if they can pass the one standard. No exceptions or discrimination.
This has been answered with Jessica Lynch, who was raped and sodomized while a POW in Iraq.after some though on this i dont think some things were thought through. what happens when a combat woman becomes a POW in a nation that still views women of things? or when some a$$hole on the hill sets the stage for it to push a political movement? think our elected "servants" would never put a female unit on the ground in some little police/peace action environment that is overtly hostile to US troops and view women as to be subjugated to men? If something happened to them how hard would it be to whip the public masses into anything?