Ships & Submarines
August 14, 2013
"Fox & Friends" personality Anna Kooiman, often featured in sports or entertainment human interest stories, recently traveled to Camp Lejeune, NC, to talk with women who are training for combat duties with Navy Riverine Squadron 2.  These squadrons, which operate from small boats that patrol near shorelines or on rivers in war zones, historically have been designated all-male.  The Obama Administration suspended that policy . . . Read More

May 13, 2010

Undersea Medicine Expert Warns of Health, Operational Problems

The push to assign women to submarines began in September, 2009, when Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead started promoting the idea as if women’s career opportunities were the only consideration. The Center for Military Readiness issued an immediate news release, drawing attention to irresolvable problems with the program—none of which had nothing to do with the abilities of female officers or sailors.

In addition to habitability concerns in confined submarine spaces, health risks unique to women  . . . Read More

This Day Last Year

Manning and Hasan Lessons Learned: The Deadly Price of Political Correctness in the Military

The story of 25 year-old Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, now convicted, demoted, and sentenced to 35 years at Fort Leavenworth prison, has taken a bizarre turn.  In the same week, Major Nidal Hasan, a bearded jihadist wearing an Army uniform, sat in a Texas court room
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