The first data on combat units with men and women vs units with all male Marines say the mixed units performed worse, to the point that military objectives and lives are at risk.
Women are currently scheduled to be allowed in ground combat jobs beginning this January unless some Marines can successfully argue for an exception in the coming weeks. What accounts for the apparent discrepancy and what could it mean for the future of women in military combat rules?
Hal Kempfer, retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and CEO of KIPP knowledge and intelligence program professionals
Major Mary Jennings Hager, former combat search and rescue pilot for the U.S. Air Force. She did three combat tours in Afghanistan. Lead plaintiff in ACLU lawsuit brought to overturn ban on women in combat
Hope Seck, reporter with the Marine Corps Times. Has been following this story since the task force developed -- visited them twice, observed men and women being tested for this study. Says the findings pretty much echoed what she saw