The policy of employing women in combat units within the Army and the Marine Corps is an idea that is detrimental to the national security of the United States.
Men and women are different. We are equal only under the law. We are not and never will be the same. The women in combat policy is a bridge too far.
Women are already flying combat missions and serving aboard ships in combat. The Navy, the Coast Guard and the Air Force are exempt from this discussion although close-quarter service on submarines for extended periods of time may need a separate evaluation.
War does not recognize “equality” or “fairness” or “justice.” War is violent and brutal and uncivilized. In front line combat women simply cannot physically do the job. Case closed.
This statement will, of course, anger some women; anger them enough to search out the woman or two who may make the grade as though this will then prove their point. The point that it proves is that their fixation is dangerous to America’s security. They are willing to corrupt combat readiness and thereby threaten our social order in toto. They do a disservice to women and to our nation.
And for what purpose? How does the policy of women in the infantry improve unit mission effectiveness? How will it increase national security? It doesn’t and it won’t.
This is all about career advancement. As was indicated here there are methods to correct issues of promotion (in fact a simple memo would do the trick) without diluting our defense capabilities.
Physical fitness is of particular importance in the military, especially so in the elite forces such as the SEALS, Delta Force, the Rangers and Marine Recon. Of one hundred soldiers selected to participate in training for these elite forces, soldiers who are already the top performers in their branches, only ten will complete the course and graduate. In the name of national security these standards cannot be violated.
Physical fitness training requirements for males and females even in basic training are vastly different. For example, in the Army for a woman at her peak physical capabilities (ages 22 – 31) to score 100 on her PTF she would only meet the requirements for men ages 57 – 61. The sexes are not the same.
These physical requirements are not arbitrary. We do not leave dead or wounded soldiers on the battlefield. They are rescued, equipment and all, by fellow soldiers. The average GI with all his equipment weighs 300 plus pounds. Even female tri-athletes could not carry them from the battlefield.
The “women in combat policy” has been classified “diversity as a strategic imperative.” No less than Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey said at a January 24 Pentagon news conference that if "a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn't make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain...why is it that high?”
General Dempsey went on to state that the military needs to use diversity metrics, i.e. quotas, to insure that there is a "critical mass" of women in previously-all-male units. "Military leaders at all levels can be held accountable for their performance in diversity management and rewarded for their efforts." (Emphasis mine)
The Army has already mandated that, not only will women attend Army Ranger training, but the dismissal of any must be justified to the highest level of command.
Alas, the rot has already reached the highest levels of the military.
War is not a social experiment. Unsubstantiated cries of discrimination and sexism be damned.
When pressed on the disparity of PTF requirements between the sexes proponents of “diversity” will insist that they do not want any lowering of standards. In an interview Anu Bhagwati, a female marine veteran and executive director of the Service Women’s Action Network told the bold-faced lie that they want the same standards, a single standard, for both sexes. She knows full-well that if this single standard were to be initiated most women would wash out – unless the standard is lowered to accommodate the weaker sex.
The same advocates who demand "equal opportunities" in combat are the first to demand unequal, gender-normed standards to make it "fair.
None of the above begins to address the camaraderie and cohesion of combat units. Esprit de corps is critical. Anything that interferes with morale, with honor or with the unity of a team degrades performance. This is impermissible.
And that is a whole other issue.
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