Leon Panetta has found his swan song: women are to be given equal rights with men when it comes to violently dying for their country. As JD Johannes notes in this article, women have a markedly different physical capability when it comes to extended, insanely physical, military operations. His point, among others, is that we should not only require women to meet the same physical requirements as the men, but (in light of the changing nature of modern warfare) increase the levels of physical and mental acuity for wanna-be military personnel.
Sounds reasonable to me. True equality requires that everything possible be equal, no?