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Women in Combat Spells Trouble ^ | January 25, 2013 | Linda Chavez

Posted on 01/25/2013 6:54:36 PM PST by NKP_Vet

With little discussion or fanfare, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat that has been in effect for as long as there has been a U.S. military. Feminists and some women serving in the military are applauding the move as a victory for equal rights. They claim that justice requires nothing short of opening all positions to females, regardless of the consequences to combat effectiveness, unit cohesion, or military readiness, factors whose importance they minimize in any event.

What is perhaps most striking about Secretary Panetta's action is that it reverses the combat exclusion policy that was last reviewed thoroughly during the Clinton years -- and which even Democrats embraced.

There is little question that there are a number of women who might make good combat soldiers, provided they could pass the same physical, endurance and strength tests with the same acceptable scores that current combat troops achieve. But whether a handful of exceptional women might succeed -- or opt into infantry units for that matter -- is not the relevant standard. The question is, would women's presence in combat situations enhance military effectiveness or compromise it?

One study of a brigade operating in Iraq in 2007 showed that women sustained more casualties than their male counterparts and suffered more illnesses. Female soldiers experienced three times the evacuation rate of male soldiers. And of those evacuated for medical reasons, a shocking 74 percent were for pregnancy-related issues

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lindachavez; womenincombat
This is another good article about the women in combat lunacy. Obama is destroying the US military and the spineless republicans in Washington could care less. From not saying a word about traitor Kerry being made Sec of Defense, to putting women in direct combat, something not even Japan or Hitler did during WW2, they are as much responsible for this disaster as any democrat. I will never vote for a republican again as long as I live. Spineless RINOs have destroyed the party.

"I served in the US Army Special Forces; I was on a Strategic Reconnaissance team. Are you telling me that a young woman is willing to sit in a hide site for long periods of time with two guys on high-protein diets? The effort to emplace women in combat units is simply a act of treason that will deteriorate the combat effectiveness and allow the ACLU to make more money off the Department of Defense. The sole purpose of the US Government is to provide security for the United States; all other functions are secondary. Once that security is compromised, the country is lost"

1 posted on 01/25/2013 6:54:41 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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2 posted on 01/25/2013 6:58:40 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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Yup. Since these will be he same troops Colin Powell and McCrystal will be leading against the American people....maybe a mixed blessing for us.

The Arabs, Russians, and Chinese will be emboldened by it when laughing themselves silly.....pillow biters and women led by a community organizer.

Yeah. Scares me, too.

3 posted on 01/25/2013 7:18:14 PM PST by Lowell1775
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Let’s tie this equality idea to reinstating the draft.

4 posted on 01/25/2013 7:36:46 PM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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For every woman in combat it means that there is a sniveling, metrosexual “man” unwilling to fight for his country.

5 posted on 01/25/2013 9:11:01 PM PST by oldbill
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If women are to be in combat then women should be required to register for the draft.

6 posted on 01/25/2013 10:04:42 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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Women in Combat Spells Trouble

Women in combat means women will die.


It's time for feminism to get the shit kicked out of it by reality.

7 posted on 01/25/2013 11:48:05 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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You are right. Women should be required to register. The next two wars should be exclusively fought by women since it is time things got evened up from the two last world wars. Just imagine a brigade of PMS women attacking a group of rag heads.

8 posted on 01/26/2013 1:40:41 AM PST by Plumberman27
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those packs they wear in combat have to wear weigh over 70 lbs that’s a lot for woman who weighs around 120...major problems long term

9 posted on 01/26/2013 2:03:37 AM PST by freedommom
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...major problems long term

Yes, Pregnant women as cannon fodder, and GI Jane being fought over, in the front lines, by all the men.

10 posted on 01/27/2013 4:10:40 AM PST by sr4402
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For every woman in combat it means that there is a sniveling, metrosexual “man” unwilling to fight for his country.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 4:31:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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