This section includes the "third wave" of articles and commentaries that are continuing to question the judgment of Pentagon leaders who are preparing to order "significant cadres" of women into direct ground combat battalions. These are the smaller "tip of the spear" Army and Marine Corps infantry, armor, artillery, and Special Operations Forces that attack the enemy with deliberate offensive action.
The Center for Military Readiness has analyzed the latest annual Military Times Poll, which is notable because it reports the views of active-duty military subscribers only, and its findings are somewhat different from most media reports about social engineering in the military:
In recent weeks many commentators criticized the Defense Department's moves to disregard and overturn policies that the Defense Department had endorsed only a year ago.
February Billy Birdsell, Marine Corps Gazette: Once a Marine, Always a Marine
Feb. 4 Mackubin Owens, Weekly Standard: Co-Ed Combat Units
Feb. 11 James Robert Webb: Women in the Infantry?
Feb. 24 Rowan Scarborough, Wash. Times: Few Women Will Qualify for Land Combat
Feb. 28: Rowan Scarborough, Wash Times: Military Brass Are Marching to Obama's Beat
Mar. 3 Tom Kilgannon, Washington Times: Obama's War on Women
Mar. 11 Lance McCaskill, America's Future Foundation, Doublethink: New Policy on Women in Combat is Naive
Mar. 12 Mona Charen, TownHall: Women's Troubles
Mar. 14 Lt. Gen. G. S. Newbold, USMC (Ret.), Time.com: Seven Myths About "Women in Combat"
Jan. 13 Jared Taylor, Taki's Magazine: Women in Combat: Another Nail in the Coffin
Mar. 29 WorldNetDaily: Congress Called on to Fix Women-in-Combat Problem
Mar. 30 James Dao, NY Times: Women (and Men) Face Big Hurdles in Training for Marine Infantry Units
May 19, 2012 FoxNews.com: Dr. Keith Ablow - Why I Don't Ever Want to See Women in Combat, on the Front Lines
Nov. 12, 2012 Michael O'Hanlon, Wall Street Journal: A Challenge for Female Marines
Dec. 6, 2012: Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, USA, (Ret.), Washington Post, Not Yet Time for Women in Infantry
This CMR Policy Analysis summarizes basic facts essential to understand the importance of this issue:
Additional op-eds and relevant articles are posted in Part One, Part Two, and in several Issues and Essential Resources sections of the website of the Center for Military Readiness website, www.cmrlink.org.
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