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Female recruits in the Marine Corps and other services will have to prove themselves as capable as men during training, if traditionalists have their way. (Associated Press)

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Bryson Jones (left) and Eric Alabiso (right), from Marine Corps Base Quantico, sport their teams' colors at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Dec. 30, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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A protester flashes an anti-Osprey placard at a gate of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, in southwestern Japan, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)

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Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, is flanked by From the left, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos (left) and Lt. Col. Jeffrey Scott to inaugurate Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 on Tuesday in Yuma, Ariz. (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.)

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The first F-35B fighter jet attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Yuma, Ariz., on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press/The Yuma Sun, Craig Fry) **FILE**

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Georgetown head coach John Thompson III, left, speaks to the fans as Florida head coach Billy Donovan, right, watches while they announce the cancellation of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic NCAA college basketball game due to heavy condensation on the court aboard the USS Bataan at the Mayport Naval Station, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Augustus Maiyo of Colorado Springs, Co. crosses the finish line as he wins the Marine Corps Marathon with a time of 2:20:20 in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.More than 30,000 people participated in the Marine Corps Marathon 2012. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Audience members hold their hands over their hearts while saying the Pledge of Allegiance as the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard holds the flags during a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Columbus Memorial outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Gen. James Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, says the increase in attacks is a sign that the U.S. is defeating the Taliban. (Associated Press)

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