Discounting differences in gender, no one should be prohibited from involvement in consequential decisions such as these on the basis of gender. In regards to differences of gender, though I hate to highlight inequalities between men and women, this really comes down to differences in brain chemistry. While men may be better suited for achieving single-minded goals in combat, women are notably better multitaskers and could therefore make generally more pragmatic decisions that consider more sides of an issue before making choices that could be detrimental in military prospects. Men are also proven to be more predisposed to violence, as they commit violent crimes around three times as often as women do. Loss of life and injuries could be reduced if women had a greater hand in working through military conflicts. Thus, a female perspective combined with a male one would produce more logical and well-considered decisions in preventing, engaging in, and resolving armed conflict.