It would be a great temptation to use the role of women in the IDF as a template for America’s armed forces — which have been ordered to integrate women into combat units.
I think the comparison has notable weaknesses.
Israel is a tiny country, the size of New Jersey, with a tiny population. Surrounded by hundreds of millions hostile, if not genocidal, Muslims and Muslim states, Israeli female soldiers are an existential necessity. America is not routinely threatened with genocide. Nor do the American armed forces seem to be crying out for female combatants. The move appears more as a politically correct movement to turn a killing machine into yet another compliant branch of the egalitarian left.
The following is from the IDF blog.