Skip to comments.The new face of war: A female general commands the U.S. air campaign
Posted on 03/24/2011 8:55:36 AM PDT by Palter
This is the general overseeing the American part of the air campaign in Libya. Air Force Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, commander of the 17th Air Force, based in Germany, seems to be an expert in refueling and mobility, which is probably why she was picked for Africa Command, whose planners likely expected the command mainly to be doing humanitarian relief missions.
Instead she is overseeing airstrikes by B-2 bombers, F-15E fighter/bombers, and F-16 CJ jammers.
To my knowledge, this is the first time a woman has ever overseen an air campaign.
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Regardless of her gender, her flying experience, and her formal education, she still has more talent, experience, and integrity than her “commander in chief.” (no caps intentional).
I believe I did so I'll ask one in return. Once you have excluded all the women from the military who do you replace them with? You?
Is that how lowly you think of us? Well good, I'm glad to have that out in the open. I prefer to know who our allies are and who are the pretenders.
is she an AF Academy grad?
1. All female or mixed male female units take disproportionally high casualties as women try to “prove” themselves or men try to protect the women.
2. There are morale problems for both sexes when women are killed and dismembered or burned horribly as the result of combat action.
3. Women are simply not as strong as the men to do the really strenuous “grunt” work in the field. This can and has affected the ability to complete missions. Also, women have specific hygiene needs in the field that men don't have, and this can be a problem.
Other problems noted in American mixed-gender deployments:
4. Women often exercise the “option” of pregnancy the men don't have. In the American military, forward deployed females are sent to shore stations away from combat until the child is born. They are NOT replaced within the squadron, unit, or ship's company, so the work load on the remaining personnel is increased.
5. Morale problems caused by fraternization, preferential treatment (or accusation of), petty jealousies, and sexual harassment (both ways).
6. Intentional “fast-tracking” of women and minorities into high ranking officer ranks. Part of this is “ticket-punching” for these individuals by assigning them to combat slots they may not be ready for (too soon) or for purely PC reasons. Notice that the big push for females in combat slots (to qualify faster for higher grades) is preached by female officers and PC politicians. Most of them have ever heard shots fired in anger. Enlisted female service members usually do not desire or want combat assignments as a means to promotion.
“Women wage war compassionately.”
History would disagree. Certainly, Irish history would. Maggy Thatcher had to prop poor George up during GW I.
I hope she’s competent.
I’ve done my time. And it wasn’t with the new Casterotie.
By the way, if you think you have answered the question then what was the improvement????