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In the United States military battle units at battalion level and below have been closed to women. However, change has been building up over the past ten years on opening those closed positions and the Pentagon has decided to officially allow girls on the front lines. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta raised the Defense Department's ban on women in direct ground combat roles January 24, 2013 and on January 1, 2016 girls are going to have the ability to apply to military occupational specialties (Roulo). The lifting of this ban has led to a controversial debate with a single side firmly against women in battle with the beliefs that girls will hinder guys emotionally and that women are physically inept to perform tasks men do in these places. The other side believes that girls are completely effective at the physical and psychological factors of front line positions because women have always been fighting alongside guys. Although these disagreements oppose each other they both may agree that women in combat units in battalion degrees and below will alter the dynamics of the military. The essay вЂњWomen in combat a dangerous experimentвЂќ claims against women in combat positions. The writer, Jerry Boykin, is the executive president of the Family Research Council and served as seven years at the U.S. Army. He is an original member of Delta Force, the former commander of the Green Berets, and served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (Boykin). BoykinвЂ™s believes the decision to raise this ban is both ideological and a social experimentation that will impair military effectiveness. His first point is that the rankings being opened are those that deal directly with the enemy. The positions often involving hand-to-hand combat and physically girls a.. .