On March 15, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York hauled in Marine Commandant General Robert Neller, lambasting him for the red-hot Marines United Internet photo-sharing scandal. She was not alone in expressing outrage that 30,000 members of the limited access Facebook community were sharing photos of female Marines without their consent.It appears that most of the pictures of servicewomen were lifted from PG-rated social media sites, and AP reported that the “bulk” of them were selfies taken by women themselves. Still, sensational reports focused on nude pictures posted in restricted sections of Marines United and similar websites in the other services. Before the offensive pages were shut down, members-only could post and see photos of women in various stages of undress. ... Read More
What Do Female Olympians Know that the Pentagon Doesn’t?
For years, feminists have insisted that military women couldn’t wait to be treated like men in “tip of the spear” direct ground combat units. Now that their social experiment is underway, Pentagon officials are having trouble finding women who want to participate.The Army’s top enlisted man, Sgt. Maj. Dan Dailey, recently found it necessary to beg female non-commissioned officers to “step up” and transfer into combat arms units such as the infantry.  Shortages of female NCOs should not have been a surprise. Smart women won’t put their careers and health at disproportionate risk just to prove bogus theories about “gender equality.” ... Read More
Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, his administration has delivered on campaign promises to impose radical social agendas on our military. The Center for Military Readiness is pleased to report that the 2016 Republican National Convention has resolved to objectively review and repair the damage.
CMR is non-partisan, but for months leading up to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, we worked in various ways to identify a potential Commander-in-Chief who shares our concerns. The 2016 presidential election will be critically important to the future of our military.The process began in January we asked questions of Republican candidates with the 2016 Quadrennial CMR Presidential Candidate Survey. The dual purpose was to provide background and prepare the various candidates for public questions about CMR issues, and to inform voters of their responses to our survey questions. . . Read More
Carter Takes LGBT Agenda to Extremes
On June 30, just before the end of "LGBT Equality Month,” Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that transgender individuals may serve openly in the military. The news conference transcript reveals that Secretary Carter was oblivious to the full impact of what he had just announced.
A reporter asked whether the Defense Department would add “gender identity” or “transgender status” to Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) regulations that ban discrimination based on race, creed, color, gender, or national origin. At first Carter said, “I don’t know the specific answer to that.” After prompting, he agreed that it would “make sense” to recognize transgenderism as a special non-discrimination class.Read More
Myths about gender equality in the military are starting to crumble under the pressure of actual experience. Witness the recent Associated Press report that 6 of 7 female Marine recruits failed to qualify in training for direct ground combat assignments.The women deserve credit for trying, but it matters that 86 percent of them, compared to 3 percent of the men, could not meet gender-neutral tests of upper body strength, stamina, and running speed. Mostly-civilian “experts” had predicted that 200 women per year would qualify for ground combat assignments. The emperor's new clothes, it seems, are getting a bit gauzy. ... Read More