Let It Rip: Women fighting on the front lines a good idea? - New York News

Let It Rip: Women fighting on the front lines a good idea?

Posted: Updated:

By Fox 2 News Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- The military lifts its policy banning women from the front lines of combat.

"They're fighting and they're dying together... and the time has come for our policies to recognize that reality," said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

While some don't think it's a good idea, others say women have already been a large part of military operations for years.

"Physically I think it will be really hard.  Women aren't built the same way as men," Marine Corps poolee Jericha Faulkner told WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"I threw hand grenades and set claymore mines and fired my M-16, so I was ready for it and that was in the early eighties," said U.S. Army veteran Monica Whitman.

Joining Huel Perkins and Charlie Langton on our panel to discuss are former Assistant Secretary of Defense Dr. Lawrence Korb, Army Reserve Colonel Rocky Raczkowski and local business leader Nasser Beydoun.

Plus, Charlie Langton goes on the road and asks people at the auto show for their thoughts.

Click on the videos above to watch "Let It Rip", then tell us your thoughts by posting in the "Comments" section below.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
  • Some StubHub accounts breached

    Some StubHub accounts breached

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:34:20 GMT
    Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thieves would then resell the tickets and split up the proceeds.
    Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thieves would then resell the tickets and split up the proceeds.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices