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  • The Possibility of Closing Combat Roles for Women in the Military

    11/16/2016 11:26:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 11/15 | Bridget Naso
    If you train the same, if you can keep up, you can mentally do it, why not? one veteran said.Women can hold any job in the U.S. Military under the Obama Administration, a policy that may change under the Trump Administration. Last year, after a series of intensive studies that took years to complete, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military to open all combat jobs to woman, allowing them to serve in some of the military's most demanding and difficult jobs, including special operations forces, such as the Army Delta units and Navy SEALs. Some female veterans, including Marine...
  • Trump adviser says military needs counterrevolution, reverse social engineering policies

    11/15/2016 6:57:40 AM PST · by GonzoII · 107 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    A key congressional supporter of Donald Trump says the president-elect’s defense secretary should move quickly to reverse a number of social engineering policies adopted in the Obama years that “have cut down on the warrior mentality.”Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, told The Washington Times that the armed forces need a counterrevolution. It should reverse at least three policies: women in the infantry, open transgender troops and the near-banishment of the word “man” from Navy and Marine Corps titles.
  • 10 female soldiers graduate infantry officer course, will attend Ranger School

    10/28/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 61 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/28/16 | Dickstein
    WASHINGTON Ten women who were commissioned Army officers in the spring graduated from the initial infantry training course Wednesday, becoming the Armys first female infantry lieutenants. The women were among 166 soldiers to complete the Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course at Fort Benning in Georgia, a 17-week class that provides new officers the basic skills to lead a rifle platoon into combat, said Army Lt. Col. Matthew W. Weber, the commander of the unit that oversees the course. Officers are commissioned through ROTC, Officer Candidate School or the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The infantry officer course...
  • Army enters new era: 10 women pass first gender-integrated infantry officer course

    10/27/2016 11:56:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    The U.S. Armys first gender-integrated infantry office course has been completed by 10 of 12 women who took the challenge. A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday in Fort Benning, Georgia, to celebrate 166 officers who attained the infantrys iconic blue cord. Many of the female officers will now move on to challenges that include Ranger school and Airborne school.
  • Marine Corps top brass in Washington silences women in combat dissent

    09/16/2016 8:21:54 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    Marine Corps headquarters has sent out a Communications Playbook that says top brass in Washington, not local public affairs officers, will control press statements about women in combat. The edict was issued in the aftermath of strong disagreements with civilian leaders on gender integration. The Corps normally gives wide latitude for spokespeople worldwide to discuss all sorts of Marine issues but not in this case. Under [public affairs] posture, the playbook says: Proper PA coordination both up to the Office of United States Marine Corps Communication (OUSMCC) and down to lower division and Recruiting District PAOs will be due...
  • No women in the Masters, but women in the Navy SEALs; are you kidding me?

    08/21/2016 7:47:37 PM PDT · by pboyington · 39 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Its been a summer of good sports: the Tour de France, the Rio Olympics, baseball, and now within weeks, the beginning of the football season. Professional and amateur sports are obviously not coed. Why arent women competing with men in the track and field events at the Rio Olympics? Because men can run faster than women. Why arent women competing with men in the Tour de France? Because men are stronger and have more aerobic lung capacity. Why arent women intercepting a pass in the NFL? Because women dont have the muscle mass and upper body strength to last five...
  • First female Marine officers graduate artillery school

    07/11/2016 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    Quantico Sentry ^ | July 1, 2016 | Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte
    Marine Corps implements force integration plan, graduates first female artillery officers Second Lt. Virginia Brodie points out an enemy position to 2nd Lt. Katherine Boy at the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leadership Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 12, 2016. Brodie and Boy are the first two female Marine artillery officers to complete the course. Photo By: Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte The Marine Corps first female artillery officers graduated from the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leaders Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, recently. In the joint Army and Marine course, the Corps newest artillery officers met operationally relevant, gender-neutral military...
  • Department of Defense Social Engineering

    06/20/2016 9:10:34 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 20, 2016 | Colonel (USA, Ret.) Richard Strube
    Greek mythology tells of the Amazons, women warriors who were unconquerable. Amazon Queen Hippolyta was said to wear a magical girdle, the capture of which was one of the seven labors of Hercules. These are myths. They are not real events. Today only the United States Army is moving towards making that myth into a reality. No serious modern army in the world has women as frontline combat soldiers, yet that is where the current administration is taking us. Why? To what end? I believe it may safely be said that the goal of this effort is not increased military...
  • With women in combat, taking the 'man' out of job titles

    06/08/2016 9:37:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2016 12:15 AM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Now that women will be allowed to serve in all combat jobs, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are dropping the word man from some of their job titles to make them inclusive and gender-neutral. Much like the term fireman has evolved to firefighter, an engineman could be called an engine technician. A yeoman could be called an administrative specialist. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus says this is one more step in how the force has changed.
  • Women in the Combat Arms: The Greatest Disaster in US Military History

    06/04/2016 8:10:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 70 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Operation You Go Girl is destined to fail; failure defined not as a NO GO, or an F, but as the nations young women flown home in flag draped Glad Bags when the nation loses the next war(s). When this happens, the Hollywood producers, the feminists and the cultural Marxists who were responsible for forcing the nations women to experience the horrors of ground combat will scratch their heads and wonder why reality is so much different from their imaginary ideas of women in combat. Think about this: US defense policy is now being run on a fantasy propagated by...
  • The US Army of 2016: High Drag and Low Speed

    06/01/2016 1:54:49 PM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 1, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Army, to quote that age old sage of wisdom, 173rd Airborne Brigade Vietnam combat vet, Master Sergeant Jimmy Busby, is in Deep Kimchee. A correlation of forces are converging to create an Army that has severe personnel problems, limited knowledge of armored warfare, low morale, while also being eaten alive by severe social changes that are unprecedented in the history of the lean green machine. Under the Fiscal Year 2017 Presidents Budget Proposal, recently released by the DoD, the active duty Army will be reduced from 475,000 to 460,000 in the next year. Army Reserve levels will drop from...
  • Questions all Americans should be asking themselves about women in combat

    05/22/2016 8:02:30 PM PDT · by pboyington · 53 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 22, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Most Americans have never spent a day in uniform in America of 2016 and that is a problem. The White House social engineers have been able to manipulate the Congress and the American people and have led them to believe that women can serve successfully in the combat arms and special operations because most Americans dont understand anything about the military. Combine the ignorance of a nation, with the political correctness of Congress and the moral cowardice of the Joint Chiefs and its open season to destroy the military if your Valerie Jarrett, Ray Mabus, Ash Carter or Barack Hussein...
  • The Militarys Social Engineers are Clueless

    05/21/2016 5:03:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 48 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The lefty social engineers, the cultural Marxists, the ardent, militant feminists are completely clueless as they send the US military to its imminent date with the Russian, Chinese, North Korean, Iranian and Islamic State executioners. Today, Vice President and Master Social Engineer Joe Biden spoke to the 2016 graduating class at West Point. Biden was quoting from the Valerie Jarrett Manual of Military Destruction, published by Bill Ayers Books in Berkeley. Having men and women together in the battlefield is an incredible asset, particularly when theyre asked to lead teams in parts of the world with fundamentally different expectations and...
  • The Feminization of the US Military is Nearly Complete

    05/19/2016 9:09:08 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US Military has crossed the Rubicon and is spiraling into a whirlpool of doom and disaster on the land, on the seas and in the air. Mission accomplished Cultural Marxists and Feminists. With the help of our Socialist Commander in Chief youve succeeded in achieving your goals of destroying our beloved and glorious military beyond your wildest dreams. What started with ideas spouted by crazies like Gloria Steinem in the 70s, Patricia Schroeder in the 80s and Claudia Kennedy in the 90s, the feminist destruction derby of the last great male, macho culture in American society is on virtual...
  • McConnell: 'I Suppose' Women Should Be Required to Register With Selective Service

    05/18/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 7:20 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he doest anticipate going back to the draft, but nevertheless, he thinks it would be appropriate for young women to register with the Selective Service. A reporter asked McConnell on Tuesday if he anticipates a separate Senate vote on an amendment requiring women to register for the draft. The amendment is attached to the Senates National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). [] Should women be required to register? the reporter asked. Im not sure. Required, I suppose. Well see. Whats in the bill? Required? the Senate leader asked.
  • The Tragedy of Women in Combat

    05/06/2016 9:35:06 PM PDT · by pboyington · 68 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 6, 2016 | Nolan Nelson
    Ash Carters announcement December of 2015 demonstrated the Obamas Administration attachment to a political ideology fueled by arrogance and premeditated ignorance. His direction of any long period of study and vigorous debate has been among those mutually supportive creatures that have metastasized throughout the military to serve a social agenda bringing future needless devastation. Most of the points I highlight about women in combat arose first when the decision was made to do away with DADT. A lot of good men are going to have to die in years to come to cover up this disaster. This tragedy of women...
  • What kind of nation drafts women and sends them to war?

    05/02/2016 9:02:11 PM PDT · by pboyington · 103 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    A nation that drafts women and sends them to war is in its death throes. A nation that drafts women and sends them to war has lost its moral compass. What kind of nation subjects mothers, daughters, wives and sisters to a military draft where they could be placed in a direct ground combat unit? It is a nation that is spiritually bankrupt; spent, doomed and with military and civilian leaders who are either uninformed, desperate, cowards or all three. The naysayers will state that the Soviet Union had women in combat in World War II, particularly as snipers. Yes,...
  • House Panel Approves Measure to Require Women to Register for Draft

    04/27/2016 7:18:45 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 40 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved by a narrow margin an amendment to a defense bill to require women to register for the draft. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, proposed the amendment to lift the restriction on women registering for the selective service at a committee-wide mark-up session of the proposed fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. "Here is why I think this is important; it doesn't matter in this debate whether you think women should be in the infantry or be in special operations," Hunter said during the session on Wednesday night. "I personally don't....
  • From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Gender Neutrality

    04/17/2016 10:34:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 17, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The Marines are facing their greatest fight; the battle to implement the lunatic gender neutral policies ordered by the Secretary of Defense and his willing executioner, Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus. There is no doubt that Ray Mabus is going down in history as the worst Secretary of Navy in the long annals of the Marine Corps. Mabus is a disaster for the Marine Corps; a ready-made, machine fabricated, glow in the dark nightmare. Ray Mabus is a politically correct cluster; one each, olive drab. Ray Mabus is a leftist Visigoth, a man whos breaking the premier fighting force...
  • The Day the US Military Died

    03/29/2016 9:18:50 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 29, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the 1993 film, Gettysburg, Lieutenant General James Longstreet says to Harrison, the actor/spy from Mississippi, You know whats gonna happen here in the morning? Longstreet was attempting to convince Harrison that participating in General Lees attack toward the center of the Yankee lines on July 3, 1863, might not be in the best interest for his health and general well-being. He was also pointing to the fact that Harrison, while motivated to the cause, was incredibly nave. US Defense Watch to President Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus, Eric Fanning and the Joint Chiefs You know whats going to happen...
  • The Death of the US Marine Corps

    03/21/2016 8:32:13 PM PDT · by pboyington · 38 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 21, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US Marines are the latest casualty in the Maoist Cultural Revolution being shoved down the throat of the military and incinerating the fighting spirit and readiness of the armed forces like a five alarm fire. As reported this week by Military.Com, Marines across the Corps will be challenged on their unconscious prejudices and presuppositions as women get the opportunity to become grunts for the first time. Unconscious prejudices and presuppositions defined as simple facts such as women lack the upper body strength, the aerobic lung capacity, testosterone for aggressiveness, are more prone to injuries, while possessing a myriad of...
  • Rep. Rangel Marks Iraq War Anniversary By Pushing For Women In Selective Service

    03/19/2016 7:40:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2016 | 4:34 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) posted a video Friday marking the anniversary of when the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq and says that everybody has to be eligible between 18 and a reasonable age for Selective Service, including women. Were now going through the 13th anniversary of the Iraq war, Rangel says in the video. Guess what? War has never been declared.
  • Retired General: 'Don't Draft Our Daughters'

    02/12/2016 6:02:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    When asked if women should be required to sign up for the military draft at last weekend's GOP debate in New Hampshire, several candidates voiced their approval. After all, the military has opened all combat roles to women. Following the debate, Sen. Ted Cruz disagreed with his rivals. He called the proposal "nuts."Lt. Gen. (US Army-Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin appears to agrees with the Texas senator. Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, sent an urgent email to supporters on Tuesday noting how concerned he was after last weekend's GOP debate. He said the new proposal to make women sign...
  • Revisiting TFP.org And Its Search for Culture Reflections On Women In Combat

    02/09/2016 8:51:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/16 | Jerry McConnell
    One can't help but wonder if the drastic and yes, insane order to assign females to duties requiring the karma of men in bloody actions not for the gentle make-up of females, will be a fatal decision for our military. Barack Obama, no Catholic lover; or even, Christian liker, bent on eliminating any form of Christianity from the almost 240-year-old established United States of America, positioned himself to effectively take a full quiver of arrows of divisiveness when just days before the highly sacred Christian day of celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ, had his Secretary of Defense announce...
  • Christie, Bush, Rubio open to conscripting women into combat; Cruz says it's 'nuts'

    02/09/2016 8:40:49 AM PST · by Antoninus · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/7/16 | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Currently, there is no military draft in the U.S. But there is "selective service," an odd requirement that all U.S. males, at 18 years old, register for -- what, exactly? Basically, it's a way to make it very easy to reinstate the draft. The U.S. military is currently planning to scrap all limits on placing women in combat roles (the current limits do not keep women totally out of combat). So the logical next question is: Should women be as subject to drafting as men? Should women have to register for selective service? That was Martha Raddatz's question in Saturday...
  • Republicans Debate: Should Women Be Drafted?

    02/09/2016 7:53:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Toward the end of the eighth Republican presidential debate, the moderators introduced a new subject which has been absent from stump speeches and ignored in the seven previous debates. ABC's Martha Raddatz, who covered the war in Iraq, asked the candidates whether young women should be required to sign up for Selective Service if the military draft is reinstated, just as young men are required to do. Senator Marco Rubio, whose teenage daughters were seated in the first row, was called on first. "I have no problem whatsoever with people of either gender serving in combat," Rubio began. "I do...
  • Military Update: Pledges, doubts shared over women in ground combat jobs

    02/06/2016 10:01:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Army and Marine Corps leaders swapped pledges with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday not to cave to political pressure and relax ground combat skill requirements so that more women will qualify to serve in infantry, armor and special forces units. Certainty that such pressure will come, and the need to resist to protect combat effectiveness, was expressed both by senators and witnesses during the first congressional hearing held to review how Army and Marine Corps plan to open all ground combat jobs to women. No senator on the committee suggested Congress should block the Dec. 3...
  • One of the Army's 1st female combat engineer recruits is a deserter

    02/06/2016 10:31:19 AM PST · by grundle · 39 replies
    Army Times [link only] | February 5, 2016 | Michelle Tan
    link only: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/careers/army/2016/02/05/one-armys-1st-female-combat-engineer-recruits-deserter/79817026/
  • ‘No, No, No, No’—Pelosi Says She Opposes Restrictions on Women in Combat

    02/04/2016 1:14:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:35 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At her weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that she does not support Congress taking any action to restrict the use of women in combat by the U.S. military. [...] "No, no, no, no. I think that women can--while it's an individual thing for men and for women as to the task--but I support removing any barriers to women serving in the military, including becoming commander in chief." ...
  • Paul Ryan Won’t Say If He Supports Rolling Back Order for Military to Use Women in All Combat…

    02/04/2016 1:00:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 1:43 PM EST | Penny Starr
    At his weekly press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan would not say if he supports congressional action to roll back or restrict the military's use of women in combat roles. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has ordered the armed services to open all combat roles in the U.S. military to women. "There will be no exceptions," Carter said at a Dec. 3 press conference. ...
  • Air Force To Consider Dropping ‘Man’ From ‘Airman’

    01/15/2016 11:37:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:33 PM 01/14/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force said it will conduct a review to determine whether the use of "airman" is appropriate given the military's push towards full gender equality. [...] This confirms that a review of job titles, like the one initiated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is soon coming. Mabus' review resulted in an order to the Marine Corps to purge the word "man" from job titles, with the exception that compound words can remain the same. In other words, "infantryman" is acceptable, but "reconnaissance man" is not. That order came as part of the broader initiative to open all combat roles...
  • WASPs not being allowed burial at Arlington

    01/03/2016 1:57:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Another one of those “clean out the basket” stories from while I was away comes to us from the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. There was a quiet change made to the guidelines for interment there roughly one year ago which impacts a small but rightfully vocal group of citizens and their families. It involves the few remaining members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) from World War II. It seems that the Army is no longer accepting the remains of the female pilots for burial alongside the Honored Dead who rest there. (Fox News) The ashes...
  • Our Timid Military Leaders

    12/16/2015 6:19:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    This month, President Barack Obama's defense secretary, Ashton Carter, decreed that there will be 220,000 combat military jobs offered to women -- including in Army special operations forces and the Navy SEALs. He said, "They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat ... and everything else that was previously open only to men." Technological changes since the time of the M60 Patton, embodied in the M1 Abrams tank, mean that a woman can probably drive a tank. But what if track pads or a tank track has to be repaired in the field and...
  • Women in Combat Put Men at Risk

    12/13/2015 10:46:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 63 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    Crickets. This was the sound of America reacting to news earlier this month that all military positions, including ground combat, will be opened to women. It is axiomatic that the White House, not just this one, makes controversial announcements when people are otherwise distracted. Usually, this means late Friday afternoons when there isn't much time for the media to make trouble. This particular announcement came on a Thursday, the day after two vicious killers opened fire on a holiday party in San Bernardino. Ever since, all eyes have been on the assault and aftermath, as well as the antics of...
  • Weekend at BUD/S

    12/08/2015 8:23:01 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 8, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been a week since Ash Carter made his earth-shattering announcement authorizing women to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the armed forces. Obviously, it was Obama’s plan to roll out Carter in the wake of the San Bernardino attacks, in order to avoid any scrutiny from conservative media outlets. Congress has thirty days to review the catastrophic decision before it becomes full blown policy. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall and listen to the conversations that must be going on behind closed doors at the various special operations units in...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ½ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama’s military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ½ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his “Politically Correct Policies” have negatively affected unit morale, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • The Greatest Lie Ever Told - Female Rangers

    12/04/2015 8:30:29 PM PST · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 4, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Yesterday, Ash Carter jumped the shark and announced that women would now be authorized to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the US military without exception. I find it more than insidious that Carter made this major announcement less than 24 hours in the wake of the horrific San Bernardino terrorist attack. It’s almost like they wanted to fly right under the radar of the media, which has deployed in force to Southern California’s Inland Empire. Carter may have thought he was being clever and no doubt he is under orders from the White House. Unfortunately,...
  • Women in Combat?

    12/04/2015 11:08:11 AM PST · by rey · 16 replies
    So they want women in combat roles? Here is a Marine Arty unit sending 15 rounds, count em, 15 rounds down range in 2:40 with ONE, I say again ONE rammer, most guns have two! Not many people, let alone women can do what this rammer does! (Language caution) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdO_0twP_CU This is a nice one too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBjGyt0Ga9Q
  • Tell that to the Marines!

    11/07/2015 2:05:06 PM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 7, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus doesn’t want to hear the truth. He doesn’t want to know the facts. Mabus is deliberately ignoring the Marines’ 900 page study, which describes in detail how women are poorly suited for combat. Conducted over nine months, the Marine Corps’ study involved about 400 Marines, including approximately 100 women. Men and women were assigned to infantry and other ground combat roles as part of the research. They began the experiment in North Carolina and then moved to California, undertaking intensive training in the desert and mountains. Marine officials concluded that women were injured more...
  • The Marines' last stand

    10/28/2015 8:41:29 PM PDT · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 28, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Leave it to the Marines to make the US military’s last stand. It’s the last stand for the Marines, the last stand for reality, the last stand for the military to function as a cohesive war fighting organization and not a Santa Monica yoga class. In America 180, everything is upside down. What kind of madcap lunatic asylum do we live in when the military has to ask for exemptions to keep women out of combat? This is what happens when policy is being dictated by radicals whose idea of combat is elbowing for a place in line at the...
  • Navy Secretary Dismisses Risks to Women in Combat

    10/05/2015 7:06:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    A new study reveals the disturbing facts. For Navy Secretary Ray Mabus it would appear that progressive ideology trumps inconvenient reality. In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) Mabus criticized a nine month study revealing that women sustain injuries at a higher rate than their male counterparts and shoot with less accuracy under combat-simulated conditions. (The study) started out with a fairly large component of the men thinking this is not a good idea and women will never be able to do this, Mabus told NPRs David Greene. When you start out with that mindset youre almost presupposing the...
  • Navy, Marines To Open All Jobs to Women

    09/16/2015 7:57:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Defense One ^ | 9/15/15 | Bradley Peniston
    Ray Mabus has made up his mind: theres no job in the Navy or Marine Corps thats going to be off-limits to women.With more than a month to go before the deadline, the Navy Secretary made it clear on Monday: he will not be requesting any exceptions to the Pentagon edict that all U.S. military jobs be opened to women.Nobodys asking for an exemption in the Navy, Mabus told an audience at the the City Club of Cleveland. And Ive been pretty clear about this for a while Im not going to ask for an exemption for the Marines.That...
  • Mabus Throws Down: All Combat Positions In Dept Of Navy Will Open To Women

    09/16/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    /dailycalle ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    Despite considerable backlash from within the service, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said again Monday that the Marine Corps infantry and Navy SEALs will open up to women, no matter what. After receiving heated comments from both male and female Marines who participated in and ran a Marine Corps integration study, Mabus clarified Monday at a forum by the City Club of Cleveland that many of the gender gaps on performance could be closed with more training and leadership. What this means is that hes sticking to his original plan that all combat jobs in the Department of the Navy will...
  • Navy Secretary Mabus rejects Marine report showing women perform worse than men in combat roles

    09/11/2015 11:30:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus criticized Friday the findings of a new Marine report that all-male combat units perform better on a number of tactical tasks than mixed-gender units. Mr. Mabus, the civilian secretary who leads the Navy Department including the Marine Corps has called for the Navy to open combat jobs to women, and said the latest report may have been tainted by negative attitudes from the beginning. They started out with a fairly largely component of the men thinking this is not a good idea, and women will not be able to do this, he said in...
  • Retire the Myths; Women Are Ready for Combat

    08/22/2015 4:25:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 118 replies
    NYT ^ | 8-20-15 | Anu Bhagwati
    The defense secretary has an incredible opportunity to usher in the end of legalized sex discrimination in the military. As tens of thousands of women have proved over 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, women are capable of the combat skills necessary to fight alongside their male counterparts. The question now is whether to give women the opportunity to compete for coveted combat arms assignments, such as infantry and special forces. Since the Pentagon formally rescinded the combat exclusion policy in 2013, well over 100 women have successfully passed the Marine Corps enlisted infantry school and two female...
  • Two Women Make History by Passing Army's Elite Ranger School

    08/17/2015 9:07:12 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 109 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/17/2015 | Nick Tomecek
    For the first time ever, two women have successfully completed the Army's elite Ranger school, one of the toughest combat training courses in the world, the Army said Monday. The female soldiers weren't identified beyond being described as West Point-trained officers. They were among 96 soldiers who will graduate Friday at Fort Benning, Georgia, with the coveted Ranger tab, the Army said. (snip) Unlike the 94 men who will graduate Friday, the two women won't be allowed to apply to join the join the 75th Ranger Regiment, the elite Special Operations force. It remains closed to women.
  • Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

    06/01/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 60 replies
    Allenbwest.com ^ | 6-1-15 | Col. Allen West
    <p>"Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the schools first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round."</p>
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    05/04/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 82 replies
    WND ^ | May 04, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Women who pass SEAL training will likely be able to participate in the same military missions as their male counterparts, beginning in 2016. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command put out a report saying the physical standards currently demanded of SEAL trainees should not be lowered, but that women who meet these standards ought to be given the chance to head into combat, Fox News reported. The study will likely press Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to advance the cause for women in combat, with the effective date of January 2016, Fox said. Carter has opened up 20,000 new positions to...
  • Navy Secretary: We Dont Have Enough Women in Navy or Marine Corps

    05/01/2015 2:20:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 1, 2015 | 7:19 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    We dont have enough women in either the Navy or the Marine Corps, and weve got to do a better job of recruiting and weve got to do a better job of retaining those women, Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus Jr. said on Thursday. He told a gathering at the National Press Club that hes in the process of changing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps uniformsso that when you look out, you see American sailors and Marines, not particularly female sailors or male sailorsAnd this is symbolic in terms of not segregating women, of making sure that they are substantively...
  • Females In Ranger School Hack Off Hair To Maintain Equality

    04/25/2015 7:08:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/25/15 | Jonah Bennett
    To assuage fears that different standards will apply to men and women in Ranger School, women have been required to sport short haircuts, as well.The standard for the Ranger course is for students to have the shortest haircut authorized by AR 670-1, Col. William Butler, deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, told Army Times.The idea is to maintain strict standards of hygiene. Short hair makes it much easier to spot ticks. Women are not allowed to have hair extending more than one inch from the scalp. If there are any bangs, they may not fall below the eyebrows.Nineteen...