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Panetta removes military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions.
Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 01/23/2013 12:39:15 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad

Panetta removes military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodod; bhosecdef; combat; military; militarywomen; obamalegacy; panetta; women; womenincombat; womeninmilitary
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That's the whole story so far, by the way.....a bit of breaking news, so more to follow, no doubt.
1 posted on 01/23/2013 12:39:25 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

insanity

the US military is officially over, eventually

the GOPe will never, ever undo this


2 posted on 01/23/2013 12:40:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I’m sure they’ll all have to sign up for the draft,too./sarc


3 posted on 01/23/2013 12:40:41 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Well. I guess our days of “boots on the ground” are pretty much gone. Women in the front lines is stupid — we’ve decided we aren’t going to fight anymore.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 12:41:58 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Good grief! Another blow in the name of political correctness. Our enemies will be happy to hear this news!


5 posted on 01/23/2013 12:42:16 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: GeronL

I honestly don’t see the Republicans undoing this anytime soon. But hey, I could be wrong. Politics is full of surprises, after all.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 12:42:34 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: GeronL

Foxholes will look much nicer with better interior decorators.


7 posted on 01/23/2013 12:42:59 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: GeronL

Women are barred by Congress from participating in frontline combat. What Panetta says meaning nothing without congressional approval. The dykes will not win this one.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 12:43:09 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: TurboZamboni

What the heck. Now America is going to put more of our young ladies, sisters and mothers into war? I know the Israelis are big on everyone stepping up to protect the country but does the USA really need to do this?


9 posted on 01/23/2013 12:43:15 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Since most of our operations are Muslim countries, I hope they enjoy kidnap and rape. This is a serious mistake on multiple levels. F Obama and all his administration.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 12:43:29 PM PST by EEGator
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

It will never be undone

it’s now a “settled” issue as far as the Vichy GOPe is concerned.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 12:43:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Again this corrupt regime bypasses the system to rule by force.

Not really surprised.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 12:44:18 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: TurboZamboni

Yup. From fudgepackers to dykes.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 12:44:37 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Brownie63

I have to admit, my first thought was, “Well, the Taliban might have some reluctance to shoot at a woman” but then again, this is the Taliban we’re talking about who shoot anyone, male or female, who they’re opposed to.

You know....like uppity women who try to learn how to read and that sort of thing.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 12:45:16 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
God forbid we ever find ourselves in an old style war of attrition like WW I. Can you imagine the drama adding women into the front lines of a bunch of young sex starved men is going to cause, not to mention all the male soldiers more worried more about keeping the “girls” safe than fighting the enemy. I guess in the age of Obama we just aren't suppose to ask such old fashion sexist questions....
15 posted on 01/23/2013 12:46:09 PM PST by apillar
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To: GRRRRR

“I know the Israelis are big on everyone stepping up to protect the country but does the USA really need to do this?”

Israelis tried it. It failed. Like I said above when the bar is lifted by Congress I’ll believe it. In the meantime just more BS from another Obama liberal.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 12:46:29 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

This is to save Hillary. It gets her story out of view.

It is very very bad.

Very bad.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 12:46:49 PM PST by stanne
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
"women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions."

Thousands of positions? Wow. These modern girls...I know of about 20, and with my arthritic joints, can only really do about five of them fairly well. . . And only two are doable in a foxhole.

18 posted on 01/23/2013 12:48:07 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
On the bright side, it would be great to see a bunch of badass American chicks sending scores camel-effing islamatards off to the hereafter.

Tarantinoesque, with the right soundtrack.

19 posted on 01/23/2013 12:48:25 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GRRRRR

it’s not about winning wars. it’s about ‘fairness’.

unless they have to sign up for the draft and meet the same physical fitness test standards, it’s really all about feminazis wanting their cake and eating it to.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 12:48:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

.... This announcement was timed as a diversionary tactic to draw the press away from the news oozing out of the so called Benghazi testimony IMO.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 12:48:46 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: GeronL

It was over when they allowed gays in. It’s no coincidence that the man responsible for the greatest military security breach in US history, Bradley Manning, is gay. Talk to any shrink and they will tell you flat out gay men have a bitchiness to them that straight men do not, which to me makes them absolutely not qualified to serve in the military. And what was the result of that bitchiness? Flat out treason. And how did the Obama cabal respond after the arrest of Manning? By immediately overturning DADT. Just another example that if it hurts the USA, liberals immediately want more of it.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 12:48:56 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

So, might this connect with the story earlier today of the regime’s military litmus test of being able to fire at Americans?


23 posted on 01/23/2013 12:48:56 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Interesting how this is released during the Hillary Clinton hearings. Golly, do you think the administration wants to DISTRACT the public or something???

Perhaps even CHANGE THE SUBJECT???


24 posted on 01/23/2013 12:49:26 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: max americana
Yup. From fudgepackers to dykes.

Kiss my ass. My 18 year old daughter is going into the Marines in August and she is the farthest thing from a dyke. I hate this announcement.

25 posted on 01/23/2013 12:49:55 PM PST by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Interesting how this is released during the Hillary Clinton hearings. Golly, do you think the administration wants to DISTRACT the public or something???

Perhaps even CHANGE THE SUBJECT???


26 posted on 01/23/2013 12:49:59 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: TurboZamboni
I’m sure they’ll all have to sign up for the draft,too./sarc

Obama's daughters? Why, is there some law that includes Obamas in draft registrations?

27 posted on 01/23/2013 12:50:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Only is something abhorrent happens in a future battle and the American people demanded it. I don’t see that happening, but that’s the only way we would see this change.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 12:52:02 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: a fool in paradise

there’s a waiver app for that.
think unions/Obamacare


29 posted on 01/23/2013 12:53:29 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I honestly don’t see the Republicans undoing this anytime soon. But hey, I could be wrong. Politics is full of surprises, after all.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You’re right. Lots of things about Romney/Ryan disgusted me. But one of the biggest was their promise NOT TO UNDO the fags in the military regulations Nobama unleased on us.


30 posted on 01/23/2013 12:55:19 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: max americana
Hudson: Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?
Vasquez: No. Have you?
31 posted on 01/23/2013 12:55:57 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Foxholes will look much nicer with better interior decorators.

I thought the homosexuals had already filled that position!


32 posted on 01/23/2013 12:56:02 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

There go the physical fitness requirements. And since the combat effectiveness of a unit is limited by its weakest members, the patrol range, speed, equipment that can be carried, etc. The combat effectiveness of the entire army is now greatly reduced.


33 posted on 01/23/2013 12:56:28 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: TurboZamboni

In peace times, sharing a foxhole with a nice petite female would be desirable. But in combat, I want the big, ugly dude that could drag my injured butt out of harms way.


34 posted on 01/23/2013 12:56:28 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Well, since gays how are ‘equal’ in the military, and women are too, I want to force the Navy to allow people with bad vision to fly jets and anyone can be a army doctor...no education needed. It is only fair, don’t ya know.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 12:56:49 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Frankly, I don’t care anymore. Let them go. Let them get shot at and die like men. That’s what they demand, give it to them.

However, I don’t want to see anquished reports of women killed or captured in combat (see: Jessica Lynch).

Onward with Obama’s transformation of America!


36 posted on 01/23/2013 12:57:13 PM PST by Obadiah (America is Babylon)
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To: GRRRRR

The Israelis experimented with women in combat and decided against it. Women now only serve in secondary roles.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 12:58:42 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: ParityErr; max americana

Max was being general about the a$$hole in the White House. Thank you for the great job you did in raising your fine daughter and your daughter who is becoming one of the finest! God Bless you and your daughter!


38 posted on 01/23/2013 12:59:43 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“It was over when they allowed gays in”

You’re right, because a fag is but a man that thinks he’s a woman. How many fags wants want any part of combat. How many NORMAL women want any part of combat? I was in combat, and I damn sure never wanted to be there. There is a reason why women are called the weaker sex. Let muslim soldiers show the US why. Hell, they are tired of raping men anyway, might as well have the real thing. Obama, first with the fudgepackers, now with the bull dykes, is absolutely destroying the military.


39 posted on 01/23/2013 1:01:10 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: ParityErr

Sending your 18 year old daughter into the Marines? No disrepect to the memory of what the USMC USED to be, but I would not do that.

May God protect your child from the Obamanization of the military.


40 posted on 01/23/2013 1:01:32 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I fully expect our military to be used against us, so I see this as good news. Nothing like a bunch of screaming little girls trying to act tough.


41 posted on 01/23/2013 1:01:32 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Openly homosexual troops and now this. Yep, that’s how you maintain the best military in the world.

They’ll do a couple of photo ops with their sleeves rolled up blazing away with their ASSAULT RIFLES to help females who are running for office on the DimmocRat ticket.

Yeah, we’re done.


42 posted on 01/23/2013 1:01:39 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Are we expecting to need a new batch of cannon fodder?


43 posted on 01/23/2013 1:03:09 PM PST by DManA
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

sigh,, how long before unisex boot camp? sign me up.

I’d still squeeze into a khaki outfit, XL uhh OK XXL

I can hear our enemies giggling now..


44 posted on 01/23/2013 1:04:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: All

Please remember the thousands of women in our military that DID NOT request or demand this when we talk about them decorating fox holes and dying like men.

God bless all of them.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 1:04:38 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Can’t you hear Satan laughing?


46 posted on 01/23/2013 1:05:07 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: ilgipper

I kinda like the idea of a Battleaxe Battalion.


47 posted on 01/23/2013 1:06:32 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: EEGator
This is a serious mistake on multiple levels. F Obama and all his administration.

There was talk of bringing back the draft.

48 posted on 01/23/2013 1:06:47 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sending your 18 year old daughter into the Marines? No disrepect to the memory of what the USMC USED to be, but I would not do that.

This was her choice and it was quite a surprise. With her high scores they are guiding her into intelligence so hopefully she won't see combat. Then again she still has to get through boot camp.

49 posted on 01/23/2013 1:07:58 PM PST by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: ParityErr
My 18 year old daughter is going into the Marines in August

God bless her! I thank her in advance for her service!
50 posted on 01/23/2013 1:09:52 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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