If certain women wish to be assigned front-line combat duty, by all means do so. At the same time, however, there should be an absolute requirement that those women meet the exact same physical requirements the men do. Same number of push-ups, same number of chin-ups, same pack weight and march distance, etc. No “gender-compensatory” lightening or easing of the rules. Those standards are required of our combat troops for a reason, and if the girls want to join in, they should be expected to meet them as well.