UK: SAS considers watering down its gruelling selection tests to give women a better chance of joining the elite unit

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'Britain's most elite special forces unit could allow women to take an easier test to increase their chances of joining, it has been reported.

The SAS, whose selection process is considered among the toughest in the world, could be planning to permit female applicants to carry lighter rucksacks during gruelling marches.

Troops hoping to enter the legendary unit are expected to pass uniquely difficult challenges - some of which are so intense that candidates have died trying to complete them.

But according to sources who spoke to the Sunday Times, women - who can apply for all military roles from 2019 - might be allowed more time to complete tests and be given lighter loads to carry.

The potential watering down of selection criteria will also apply to the SBS (Special Boat Service), the sources add.

It would specifically affect the initial selection phase, during which candidates are pushed to their limits in the Brecon Beacons over a month-long period.'

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Why test at all?

Just let them pass without any tests.

After all, they're women, therefore they're special.

I also wonder if there are any enemy combatants with similar units and if they'll give the women a pass as well. They actually might until the woman tries to kill them, at which point they'll feel they have no choice but to kill her.

In the movies, the woman always wins in combat with a man but that doesn't really happen much in real life.

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