Women in Combat

TitleWomen in Combat
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsDiversity , MILITARY , MILITARY ethics
AbstractIn the the military invasion of Panama by the U.S. troops in 1989, women military personnel performed flawlessly in action. According to a Pentagon report, 600 of the 26,000 U.S. troops who took part in the invasion were women, and none were killed. These women in combat violated a law banning females from combat service. The law bans women from infantry, armored, paratrooper, and special forces likely to be in combat, but allows women ti return fire if shot at - as was the case in Panama. Should there be a law banning women from combat? Why or why not?
NotesCase from the 1994 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.
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