POLL: Should female soldiers fight on the frontline?

Putting female soldiers on the front line is a "social engineering experiment" that will be paid for "in blood", a former British military chief has said.

Thursday, 7th April 2016, 10:02 am
Updated Thursday, 7th April 2016, 10:06 am
Should female soldiers be allowed to join male colleagues on the frontline?

Former Colonel Richard Kemp, the commander of British forces in Afghanistan in 2003, said women - who are currently unable to join infantry battalions - will become a "weak link" if they are allowed to join frontline units.

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In an article in The Daily Telegraph he blamed "politicians desperate to be seen as 'progressive', feminist zealots and ideologues hell-bent on equality of opportunity without exception" for pushing ahead with the planned move.

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