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Should U.S. Transgender Troops be Allowed to Deploy to Combat?
The use of transgender soldiers does not inspire fear in an enemy.
Reducing the pool of potential soldiers meeting a performance standard is a reasonable argument to reduce fear in an enemy, not their gender.
It is difficult to distinguish transgender troops from other soldiers.
The gender identity of soldiers has no bearing on how much fear they will inspire in combat. What matters is how effective they are in battle.
Nearly all soldiers today are weapon operators and enemy soldiers are afraid of their weapons, not the soldiers themselves. The gender identity of the weapon operator is irrelevant for the fear these weapons evoke in enemy soldiers.
The U.S. military is one the best armed and trained on the planet, with a military background that inspires fear in many other countries. Gender is not a factor.