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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

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To: xzins; Lancey Howard; jazusamo; Girlene; bigheadfred; lilycicero
Stop the war, I broke a nail.

101 posted on 01/23/2013 2:55:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: GeronL

General Robert H. Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps testimony before the SASC on Women in Combat. June 1991.

“Combat is killing..........that’s what it is...........”
and women can’t do it”. They are for nurturing life, not taking it..............”—whDNNKk

102 posted on 01/23/2013 2:58:12 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: TalonDJ
The sexism, macho crap, and outright disrespect for women (mascaraing as chivalry) is all mixed up with the sensible realism. What is left is mostly a cesspool.

If the Israelis don't do it, then it doesn't make sense.

I already knew it didn't make sense, but the Israelis could use extra bodies on the firing line, and if female bodies worked as well as any other body, then the Israelis would have them there. IIRC, they tried, it didn't work, they stopped it.


103 posted on 01/23/2013 3:01:13 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
104 posted on 01/23/2013 3:04:22 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Listen to this soldier who served in Iraq talk about women and fags in combat.

105 posted on 01/23/2013 3:05:32 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: xzins

Buggery in one trench. Fornication in the next. Dyke fraternization down the line. And the fighting will be left to the few heterosexual men who have enough honour and commitment not to be lured by the temptation of females in close proximity to a war zone. Unlike the generals who lead them.

106 posted on 01/23/2013 3:07:04 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: DManA; xzins
Are we expecting to need a new batch of cannon fodder?

Jarrett: It's Protecting Women From Violence'

"Just a couple minutes ago, presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett, who is personally close to President Barack Obama, tweeted, that "If there's one thing we should all agree on, it's protecting women from violence."

"Jarrett's tweet comes the same hour Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Obama administration would allow women to serve in combat..."

The Lionesses of Syria: Assad recruits army of women as he starts to run out of men

It doesn't even appear that Assad is putting women on his front lines (unless, of course, he changes his mind later, as dictators are apt to do).

107 posted on 01/23/2013 3:10:44 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: smoothsailing; xzins
I'm sure we all knew this was coming with the sorry excuse for a CinC we have in the WH, I'll refrain from further comment.
108 posted on 01/23/2013 3:13:16 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Remembering my time in Air Force boot camp. The year was 1979. Was during a big push to get women in the service. After a few days we were grumbling about wanting more PT just to kill the dead time. We were bored. Our TI said they couldn't have us do more as we had to stay at the same level as the female flights. He even told us that we were being slowed down on purpose in the name of gender equality. I think they thought long and hard for a solution to the problem and came up with one. Instructors were not allowed to comment about that anymore. Problem solved.
109 posted on 01/23/2013 3:18:04 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GeronL

the GOPe will never, ever undo this
Nor anything else that’s harmful to the Republic.

110 posted on 01/23/2013 3:18:44 PM PST by Starboard
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To: NKP_Vet

Congress is irrelevant and has been for a while now.

111 posted on 01/23/2013 3:19:46 PM PST by Nickname
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

If this policy is approved, there should be a caveat ...

Any woman in front-line combat unit who gets pregnant while assigned in a combat zone, along with the father of the baby [if also military], should be cashiered with dishonorable discharges.

Combat units in a combat zone have their number of personnel assigned for a reason - they are NEEDED on a 24/7 basis. Current military policy is to remove female support personnel from a combat zone when found to be pregnant.

If a woman assigned to a combat unit in a combat zone gets pregnant, she may not be able to be easily replaced in a timely fashion. This reduces the combat strength of the unit and potentially places the other members of the unit in mortal jeopardy.

It is no different than desertion in a combat zone ...

112 posted on 01/23/2013 3:20:51 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I honestly don’t see the Republicans undoing this anytime soon. But hey, I could be wrong.
No, you’ll be right. Its a safe prediction.

113 posted on 01/23/2013 3:21:07 PM PST by Starboard
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To: smoothsailing

Cute Shoes!

114 posted on 01/23/2013 3:22:17 PM PST by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

NOw I know the term Warrior Queen come from LOL!

115 posted on 01/23/2013 3:22:21 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Ambiguous at best. So many huge concerns. It ain't like the movies where a 90 pound woman kicks some 300 pound guy in the nuts and he goes down. Or some woman kills fifteen bad boys loaded for bear with a pistol at 100 yards.

Ambiguous, I suppose my old line( probably garnished or stolen from someone else) is the pink bayonet squad is now a reality. Ann Barnhart aside, there are few men that make it in those spec ops and front line units so I suppose divide by ten or fifty and you have one bad a## woman. I know there were/are Ruskie, Chicom, NVA and Israeli womens teams/units but, I dunno, someone else probably has a better anser than my non-answer.

116 posted on 01/23/2013 3:29:24 PM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Captured women will provide the enemy with a great way to get their prisoners back-—starting with the Blind Sheik.

Its all part of the Plan.

117 posted on 01/23/2013 3:34:01 PM PST by rbg81
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To: littleharbour

Happy Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor.

118 posted on 01/23/2013 3:39:26 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I can see this going really well.

Women suing because of sexual harassment.
Women suing because of emotional distress.
Women suing because of job discrimination.
Women suing because they don’t have their own bathrooms.
And on and on and on...

This is a recipe for disaster. But then again, this is what our government does. CREATES PROBLEMS!

119 posted on 01/23/2013 3:44:57 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: stanne
This is to save Hillary. It gets her story out of view. It is very very bad. Very bad.

You and I are the only other ones here that gets this, I saw it right away...

120 posted on 01/23/2013 3:45:26 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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