Research, Reality, and More Opinions on Women In the Infantry -- Part 6

November 30, 2014

Research, Reality, and More Opinions on Ordering Women Into the Infantry -- Part 6

This SITREP - Part 6 provides more information and expert opinions explaining why Congress needs to conduct diligent oversight and to intervene before President Barack Obama orders military women into the combat arms by his deadline, January 2016




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More Op-Eds: Why Women Should Not be Ordered Into the Infantry - Part 5

March 3, 2014
This Part Five section of SITREP, together with Parts 1 through 4 and items posted elsewhere in the Essential Resources Section of this website, provide empirical evidence and respected opinions explaining why the Department of Defense is pursuing an anti-women policy.  There is no good reason for forcing women into direct ground combat battalions − 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.
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More Op-Eds: Women Should Not be Ordered Into Direct Ground Combat - Part 4

September 5, 2013
This section includes the "fourth wave" of articles and commentaries that are continuing to question the judgment of Pentagon leaders who are preparing to order 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.  During a House Armed Services Personnel Committee on July 24, in answer to a question about whether women could "choose" direct ground combat units, Marine Lt. General Robert Milstead confirmed that assignments will not be voluntary.  "That's why we call them orders," said the general.
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Disorder in the Ranks

July 19, 2013

The following interview with National Review Online Editor Kathryn Jean Lopez was posted on June 5, 2013.

Disorder in the Ranks
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More Op-Eds Cast Doubt on Push to Force Women Into Direct Ground Combat − Part 3

April 6, 2013
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.
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Op-Eds Cast Doubt on Push for Women in Direct Ground Combat - Part 2

February 20, 2013
The ill-advised decision of lame-duck Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to set in motion plans to force women into direct ground combat continued to cause controversy in the month of February, 2013.  the Center for Military Readiness anticipated that action to move the women in combat agenda forward might involve misinformation about the opinions of infantry and other land combat soldiers.
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Op-Eds Cast Doubt on Push for Women in Direct Ground Combat - Part 1

February 20, 2013

On January 24, 2013, the Obama Administration set out on a determined, incremental path to impose unprecedented social burdens on our military that will weaken combat capabilities, and will eventually result in Selective Service obligations for young civilian women. 

Anticipating that the administration would announce something radical within hours of President Obama's second Inauguration, CMR published a detailed 42-page CMR Special Report analyzing the Marine Corps' research project on women in land combat
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Elaine Donnelly Interviewed on CNN Newsroom, January 8, 2013, on Women in Combat

January 9, 2013

This interview with CNN Newsroom host Carol Costello was scheduled to discuss an AP story on women in land combat that was more accurate and fair than most:

CMR appreciates CNN's invitation to appear on the morning news program, and their recognition that there is more than one side to the issue of women in land combat.
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Feminists Sue for Violence Against Women...In Combat

November 28, 2012

Liberal, uninformed media commentators are excited about another lawsuit filed by liberal activist groups who are determined to force female soldiers into direct ground combat (infantry) battalions. 

This is not the first time that the American Civil Liberties Union has tried to  misuse the federal courts to impose their own radical agenda on the armed forces.  Previously, the ACLU filed. . .
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'Conservative Message Deficiency' Syndrome (CMD)

November 20, 2012

The first step in solving a problem is to first recognize that it exists. An article in the Washington Post titled The Strategy That Paved a Winning Path provides insider information and insights that might help conservatives to address problems in the next presidential race.

Mitt Romney is a good man who ran a vigorous campaign, but like Senators Bob Dole and John McCain before him, Romney seemed reluctant to express a clear conservative message . . .
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Military Voting for "Love of Country"

November 5, 2012

SEAL Team Six Film May Backfire With Military Voters

A pre-election documentary dramatizing Obama's role as Commander-in-Chief, titled SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, hit an unexpected note of irony that could backfire with military voters.  Aired on National Geographic TV Sunday night (Nov. 4) the film ended with a clip from the speech that President Barack Obama delivered to the nation from the White House East Room on May 2, 2011.  Announcing the death of Bin Laden, President Obama said,  "[A]s a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed."
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Obama Forgets Memorial to Horse Soldiers Near Ground Zero

October 23, 2012

Soldiers Pursued Taliban on Horseback in 2001

During the debate on foreign policy on Monday, President Barack Obama talked down to Gov. Mitt Romneyabout "these things called aircraft carriers" and "ships that go underwater."  The political consequences of that condescending, unpresidential comment will become apparent soon, but Obama's snarky observation that our military doesn't have as many "horses and bayonets" should not be allowed to stand.

Somehow President Obama forgot that on November 11, 2011, Vice President Joe Biden . . .
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Defense Secretary Should Get Serious on Sexual Assault

September 28, 2012

This article, published in the Defense Department's Armed Forces Press Service, reports more hand-wringing about the chronic problem of sexual assault in the military:

As CMR reorted in April, this problem is getting worse, not better.

Panetta noted societal problems, such as alcohol, and called for more of the usual preventative measures, adding this:  All of those factors lead to “a situation where . . .
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Boy Scouts Retain Scoutmaster Policy

July 19, 2012

LGBT Military Held Up as Model to Follow

During the rush to repeal the 1993 law regarding homosexuals in the military, mislabeled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," supporters of the law frequently warned that repeal ultimately would affect civilian organizations, such as schools, churches, and groups like the Boy Scouts.  The 111th Congress, throwing prudence to the winds, rushed to repeal the law without knowing what they were voting for: LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) law and related policies in the military. . . .
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Sordid Drill Instructor Scandal at Lackland AFB

July 19, 2012

Best Response: End Co-Ed Basic Training

In an article titled "Air Force Sex Probe Gets First Trial," (July 17), Wall Street Journal reporter Nathan Koppel described in detail the testimony of female Air Force basic trainees who were assaulted or taken advantage of during a worsening sex scandal at Lackland Air Force Base, TX.  Female witnesses at the court-martial of Staff Sgt. Luis Walker testified that Walker was a "wolf in sheep's clothing" who repeatedly exploited his authority over vulnerable recruits.
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Female Mid and Navy Submarine Chief of Boat Fired

July 18, 2012

Personal and Official Cover-Up Attempts Demoralize Crew

Last February Navy Times reported that Master Chief Electronics Technician (SS) David Turley had been fired as Chief of the Boat on the ballistic-missile submarine Nebraska. (See Navy Times, Feb. 9, 2012, "Top Enlisted Fired Amid Relationship Allegation") The Nebraska was one of the nuclear submarines opened to female officers in 2010, despite health risks unique to women of child-bearing age, which remain unresolved.  . . .
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"Chilling Trends" of Military Sexual Assault

April 4, 2012
Buried in a new Army report about stress and discipline in the ranks, a section titled "Sex Crime Trends" reports that violent attacks and rapes have nearly doubled since 2006, rising from 663 to 1,313 last year. (See Washington Times, Army's 'Chilling Trend' PutsWomen At Risk.)
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Army Pregnancy Training...for Men

February 21, 2012
On February 9 the Department of Defense announced incremental steps to implement a report advocating doctrinaire "diversity" in the military. Central to this campaign, which briefers described as "just the beginning, not the end," are plans to order female soldiers into direct ground combat units such as Army and Marine infantry and Special Operations Forces. These fighting battalions, which attack the enemy with deliberate offensive action, face conditions and physical demands that go far beyond the experience of being "in harm's way." ...Complete article posted at BigPeace here.
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2012 Presidential Candidate Survey Results Released

December 6, 2011
The Military Culture Coalition has released responses to the MCC 2012 Presidential Candidate Survey, which asked six questions about military social issues such as gays in the military, enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the military, religious liberty for chaplains, and subjecting women to direct ground combat and Selective Service registration. . .
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Santorum v. Paul on National Security and Marriage

August 14, 2011
The debate leading up to the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday may have changed the outcome.  Attention is focusing on Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, who is developing the knack of answering a tough question without conceding the premise. The second-place finish of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, who was expected by many to win, deserves closer examination.  For several years Paul and his noisy supporters have won a series of straw polls, even though the 76 year-old congressman's chances of being nominated in 2012 are even less than they were in 2008.  At events such as the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Paul has done a masterful job of whipping up young voter/activists who seem to be focusing on his libertarian positions on marijuana legalization, combined with a leftist anti-war bent.
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