From the article:
Changing that to "a band of co-eds" forever softens the ferocity. The notion that we are asexual creatures is risible; intimate scandals have upset the team balance in most co-ed units and across all ranks. Once you introduce sex, affection, favoritism, protectiveness, jealousy, anxiety and all the other co-ed dynamics to an infantry platoon, you degrade the focus of infantry combat: killing.
One of the better articles on the subject of men and women in the military. Bing West is a warrior. Introducing women into combat units will "degrade the focus of infantry combat: killing". A scathing attack on Ray Mabus, Navy Secretary.
Read the whole thing.