Navy SEALs ready to open doors to women
WASHINGTON - The commander of the Navy SEALs is recommending that the naval special warfare units be opened to women, but warns that women will have greater risks of injury and the service will be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.
Rear Adm. Brian Losey says "there are no insurmountable obstacles" to opening the SEALs to women, but there are "foreseeable impacts" to including them in ground combat units.
Losey says allowing women to compete for the commando jobs is the right thing to do. But he outlines a number of risks and warns that the high standards for joining a special warfare unit should not be lowered.
Losey's letter to U.S. Special Operations Command was obtained by The Associated Press.
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