RUSI JournalVolume 161Issue 1members only

Women in Ground Close Combat


Any decision by the UK to follow international trends towards the inclusion of women in ground close combat roles should be based on data

As the global momentum towards the acceptance of women in ground close combat (GCC) continues to grow, the US decided in December 2015 to open all GCC roles to women without exception – a controversial and, some say, politically motivated decision. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is under political pressure to accept women in GCC, but has indicated it will give proper consideration to the Big Data generated by the numerically more significant US experience. In this article,

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