Why the Next President Must Restore Sound Policies Affecting Women in the Military
This compendium of articles and commentaries − Part 8 in a series posted in the SITREP section of the CMR website − provides abundant information, analysis, and expert opinions on women in direct ground combat.
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.
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:
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.
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 . . .
SEAL Team Six Film May Backfire With Military Voters
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 . . .
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.
LGBT Military Held Up as Model to FollowDuring 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. . . .
Best Response: End Co-Ed Basic TrainingIn 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.
Personal and Official Cover-Up Attempts Demoralize CrewLast 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. . . .