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  • Banning Transgender Troops Could Cost U.S.$960 Million, Report Says

    08/15/2017 12:03:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2017 | by MEDARDO PEREZ
    A new report estimates banning transgender service members would set the U.S. back $960 million, challenging President Donald Trump's pro-ban argument about "the tremendous medical costs" associated with permitting transgender people to serve in the military. The report, co-authored by the Palm Center and current and retired professors at the Naval Postgraduate School, estimates the cost to replace transgender service members would be 100 times greater than current estimates for the annual cost of providing them transition-related care. "President Trump said that he wants to fire honorably serving transgender troops in order to save money, but that begs the question,...
  • Mattis suggests transgender military members may continue to serve

    08/15/2017 8:10:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 42 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | August 14, 2017 | Barbara Starr, Ryan Browne
    (CNN)Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Monday that the White House had still not provided policy guidance on transgender persons serving in the military, adding that they were still studying the issue, raising the prospect that transgender service members may be allowed to continue to serve despite President Donald Trump's July announcement of a ban via twitter. "We are going to study the issue," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon. "The policy is going to address whether or not transgenders can serve under what conditions, what medical support they require, how much time would they be perhaps non-deployable leaving others...
  • US Marines Test All-Male Squads Against Mixed-Gender Ones – And The Results Are Bleak

    08/08/2017 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 133 replies
    In 2013, the US military lifted its ban on women serving in combat. Shortly after, the Marine Corps began what it calls an “unprecedented research effort” to understand the impact of gender integration on its combat forces. That took the form of a year-long experiment called the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, in which 400 Marines — 100 of them female — trained for combat together and then undertook a simulated deployment, with every aspect of their experience measured and scrutinized. All branches of the military faced a January 1, 2016 deadline to open all combat roles to women,...
  • Women In Combat Roles Face These “Disproportionate Medical Risks”

    07/27/2017 7:22:49 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://hotair.com ^ | July 26, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Are recruiters, particularly in the Army and Marines, lying to (or at least misleading) young women who they try to recruit into military service? That’s a question which is asked and answered in the LA Times this week by two people who should know. Julie Pulley is a former West Point graduate Army captain and Afghanistan veteran. Rear Adm. Hugh P. Scott was a Navy medical officer and is an expert in medical physical standards. They discuss the current push to drive up the number of women going into combat roles and the unique stresses which the demands of those...
  • Lawmakers react to Trump's transgender military ban: 'Discriminatory, and un-American'

    07/26/2017 10:22:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/26/17 | Travis J. Tritten
    Reaction from Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and congressional Democrats rolled in Wednesday following President Trump's tweets announcing a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Shelby, an Alabama Republican, said the president's announcement reverses the current "big tent" policy for the country's all-volunteer military and that he wanted to look more closely at Trump's morning tweets.
  • Transgender Air Force Sergeant Slams Trump's Service Ban: He 'Is Doing This Country an Injustice'

    07/26/2017 10:01:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    People's Magazine ^ | 07/26/2017 | BY CHAR ADAMS and LINDSAY KIMBLE
    Logan Ireland, an Air Force staff sergeant who began his transition to a man after two years of service, tells PEOPLE exclusively that he’d “love” to meet with President Trump and discuss the implications of the new sweeping ban on transgender military personnel. “For the President to deny an able-bodied, fully qualified person the inherent right to raise their right hand and serve their country, potentially giving their own life for our freedoms, is doing this country an injustice,” Ireland says. He continues, extending his invitation to Trump for a conversation, “I would love for my President to meet me...
  • President Trump announces US military ban on transgender individuals

    07/26/2017 7:18:22 AM PDT · by GT Vander · 122 replies
    Fox 6 News ^ | POSTED 8:17 AM, JULY 26, 2017, | CNN WIRE SERVICE
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate the ban transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the US armed forces. The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review, that would allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that he was delaying enactment of the plan to begin allowing transgender individuals to join the US military.
  • Pelosi blasts Trump's transgender order: 'Hatred will never defeat pride'

    07/26/2017 8:43:26 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2017 | TheHill
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday slammed President Trump’s call to ban all transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military and vowed to fight the president’s proposal. “69 years ago, President Truman desegregated the US Military. This morning, @POTUS turned anti-#trans prejudice into policy,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter. “.@realDonaldTrump’s decision to ban transgender Americans from the military is a vile attack on brave individuals defending our country.” Pelosi said it is “disgusting” to see members of the LGBT community “devalued for a hateful political agenda.”
  • Transgender individuals banned from serving US Military - President Trump

    07/26/2017 6:12:38 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 154 replies
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 16m16 minutes ago After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow..........Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.........victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you
  • Chelsea Manning Attacks Trump's Transgender Ban

    07/26/2017 8:42:17 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/26/17
    Chelsea Manning on Wednesday blasted President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, saying it “sounds like cowardice.” “[S]o, biggest baddest most $$ military in the world cries about a few trans people… but funds the F-35?” she wrote in a tweet. Manning, who was imprisoned for leaking classified information to Wikileaks in 2010 while serving in the Army, became a transgender rights activist after revealing in 2013 that she identifies as a woman. While in prison, she demanded and eventually received hormone therapy treatment.
  • Pres. Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military

    07/26/2017 6:23:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 277 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2017 | AP Wire Service
    WASHINGTON — President Trump said Wednesday morning, July 26th in a series of tweets that transgender people will not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military.
  • Mattis Orders Full Review Of Any Military Training That Has Nothing To Do With Warfighting

    07/26/2017 8:52:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/17 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis has ordered a full review of any military training not directly relevant to warfighting. Mattis told the services to conduct a review of the “requirements for mandatory force training that does not directly support core tasks,” according to a Friday memo obtained by Military Times. In other words, Mattis wants a full examination of all the hours of burdensome, irrelevant training service members have to undergo before deployment.
  • The US Military is Committing Suicide

    07/23/2017 4:45:17 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 23, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is on an endless kamikaze run into oblivion, intent on destroying itself and seemingly unconcerned about putting the national security of this nation in peril. Yes, you heard it here. The leaders of the US military are so concerned with political correctness that they don’t give a damn about the defense of this nation. The latest bit of lunatic social engineering was reported by CNN yesterday. A woman will train with other potential officers this summer in hopes of becoming the first female Navy SEAL. The candidate, a midshipman, and another woman have enlisted as the first...
  • Top Dem: Pentagon Decision To Delay Transgender Troop Enlistment 'Outrageous'

    07/01/2017 1:26:58 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 55 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/01/17
    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) condemned the Trump administration on Saturday for issuing a delay in allowing transgender soldiers to serve in the military. Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, called the Pentagon's move "outrageous" and argued it was done "without providing any evidence." “It is outrageous that the Trump Administration would issue a delay in allowing transgender Americans to serve openly in our military without providing any evidence to support such a decision," Hoyer said in a statement.
  • Pentagon Halts Obama’s Transgender Endorsement Plan

    07/01/2017 5:48:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/17 | Neil Munro
    The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular. Two of every three swing voters say the Pentagon should postpone plans to accept “transgender” people who are trying to live as members of the opposite sex, according to the new poll by Rasmussen Reports. Defense Secretary James Mattis explained his July 30 decision to delay Obama’s plan for six months, just before it was to begin operating: Since becoming the Secretary of Defense, I have emphasized that the...
  • House Republicans aim to repeal Obama-era policy on transgender troops

    06/29/2017 7:40:55 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | - Thursday, June 29, 2017 | By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times
    A House Republican has withdrawn, for now, an amendment to repeal President Barack Obama’s lifting of a ban on transgender troops, but warned Defense Secretary James Mattis that he must act to restore the longtime exclusion or face a legislative revolt. The amendment did provide conservatives on the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday night a forum to condemn the former president’s decision on grounds it will drive up medical costs, reduce combat readiness and subject troops to embarrassing encounters. Mr. Mattis faces a Saturday deadline, inherited from former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, to approve the recruitment of transgender people....
  • Army's Transgender Training Addresses MALE Pregnancies

    06/17/2017 1:18:37 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 49 replies
    http://www.toddstarnes.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Army has begun mandatory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers. The training covers everything from “transfemale” soldiers to transgender shower etiquette to dealing with a male soldier who becomes pregnant. Yes, good readers. Within the ranks of the greatest fighting force known to mankind – the baby’s daddy could also be the baby’s momma. “That pregnancy scenario is beyond words,” Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty executive director Ron Crews told me. “This is an example of how this social policy can be used simply to promote personal agendas at the expense of taxpayers with no regard for being what the...
  • June is SSAD Shame Month in the US Navy

    06/05/2017 9:17:06 AM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | June 2, 2017 | Scott Lively
    The LGBT movement was birthed in depravity and violence and has never changed. Behind the facade of ubiquitous pro-LGBT propaganda in the media and academia is a community of deeply troubled people, rife with drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, self-destructive behaviors, “hate crime” hoaxes, Machiavellian political manipulations at every level, pathological self-centeredness, and seething hatred for anyone who dares oppose the “gay” agenda. While many strugglers manage to live decent and orderly lives despite their dysfunction, far too many others do not, and all of society suffers for failing to face that fact openly. Their cynical exploitation and degradation...
  • Marines release commercial focusing on a woman in combat (VIDEO)

    05/13/2017 12:28:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    guns.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A new TV ad from the U.S. Marine Corps focuses on a woman in combat, the first commercial of its kind for the military branch. The woman starring in the new spot, Marine Capt. Erin Demchko, has served in Afghanistan and was a logistics officer on a Female Engagement Team, according to the Marine Corps website. “FETs build trust with local civilians to gather information and improve relations with the community,” says the website. “Capt. Demchko worked side by side with her fellow Marines to complete missions in the region.” The ad follows a young girl who stands up...
  • An Open Letter to General Mattis

    04/26/2017 8:23:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 26, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Dear General Mattis, I know you’ve been busy sir. Across the globe, our enemies are stacking up against us. The Pentagon is the virtual three alarm fire brigade, attempting to put out every conflagration caused by the Obama administration’s disastrous national security policies. Eight years of worthless, feckless US leadership and budget cuts have severely weakened the US armed forces. While in our history, the US military has been gutted by Congress, then rebuilt, to fight another day, the military has never been a vast social experiment as it is now. This is something that apparently you have not focused...