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Women in Combat-Part 5

This is an issue I feel strongly about so every time there is a development I will be posting updates.

Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail

Yet more evidence that women are not physically capable of performing the combat tasks required of ground combat soldiers.  There are jobs in the military that women can do and do well.  Combat is not one of them.  Why is women in combat being pushed so relentlessly?  I am left with only the conclusio that liberals and PC types would rather see more women come home in body than admit that there are in fact differences in capabilities between men and women.

 

Never say the USMC aint Full of Smart Officers

Marine Corps to open infantry training to enlisted women

Female MarinesWho said Marines are stupid?  Letting female Marines attend Infantry training as it is right now, before it is feminized is one of the smartest moves they could make.  When females drop from the course lke flies it will make a strong argument to keep women out of front-line infantry jobs.  As the story points out, the Marines allowed females into the Infantry Officer Course last year and all that have tried it have washed out so far.

Never doubt though that regardless of the evidence that comes out of any studies on the rle of women in combat, it will happen.  The political masters have decreed that women can do anything men can do and they will rig the game to make it so.  Heck, women can even pee standing up now, if not quite write their name in the snow.  All they need is the Go Girl Female Urination Device now being sourced to female troops in Afghanistan on FET’s and convoy duty.

 

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Women in Combat-Part 4

This is an issue I feel strongly about so every time there is a development I will be posting updates.

According to Women in combat no later than 2016, Pentagon says, the latest timeline for women being introduced into combat positions is 2016.  Maybe the slip to the right means clear heads are having second thoughts and hoping that pushing the implementation into the next administration means that the next SecDef will see the idiocy of the idea and backtrack.  I doubt it though, the slip is probably the result of planners realizing they need more time to 1. figure out how to neuter standards, and 2. figure out how to spin said neuterization such that they can say standards have not been compromised.

I still have not seen any data on how or whether the move to allow women into combat (WIC)will affect retention of male soldiers.  I would also guess that such data will not be forthcoming until long after implementation and will say what WIC proponents want ti to say.  I will point that empirical evidence from friends of mine who are still in says that most men in combat arms are seriously rethinking their commitment to staying in the military and some have decided to get out before the military becomes intolerable.

The changes made in the new Unisex ACU.

The changes made in the new Unisex ACU.

The last and most amusing: Unisex Uniforms Debut As Army Opens Units To Women.  Let’s examine some of the changes in the new ACU.  Narrower shoulders, a slightly tapered waist, adjusted chest to conform to the female form, and more space in the hip area all seem designed to make the uniform fit both men and women better don’t they.  I know lots of guys with thunder thighs and big breasts who this uniform will fit better.  Of course, I was busy putting such guys out for being physically unfit but I am sure that before long someone is going to claim that kicking fatboys out is discrimination and get that policy changed too.

The military is being destroyed by liberal policies before the very eyes of America and very few are making a stink.  I am glad I retired when I did because the current leadership of our nation and military makes me want to cry.

The push to have women in combat is driven not by requirements but politics and those pushing it don’t care or could care less if this policy negatively affects combat readiness in the military.

Come on people! Sound off if you think I am right or wrong on this.

Book Review: The Lotus Eaters by Tom Kratman

The Lotus Eaters is the third installment of the Legio del Cid series by Mr Kratman. The book picks up after the Legion has successfully pacified Pashtia and returned to Balboa. Its takes place mainly in Balboa as the Legion prepares for their inevitable showdown with the corrupt rump regime protected by the Tauran Union in their enclave near the Balboan Transitway.

This is an obvious stepping stone book that fleshes out the story and provides more background rather than really advancing the plot line of the series. If I were a cynic I would say that this appears to be a mash up of all the mini-plots Mr. Kratman put together as he developed the main story line. I do not know that to be the case however. This is almost like the most recent Honor Harrington book in that it essentially goes nowhere in an entertaining manner.

All that being said, I like this book. I particularly like the development of the glider and submarine as well as finding the discussion of the way in which the Isla Real is fortified to be not only interesting, informative as well. This may not be the book that I wanted to read, but it is excellent nonetheless. All in all, another great read from Mr. Kratman. My only complaint is not with this book but rather with the wait between this book and the next one. This book ends with a teaser that leaves the reader wanting to know more. The next volume is titled Come and Take Them and will be released in November and it’s about damn time. eARC’s should be available on Baen a few month’s before that.

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Women in Combat-Part 3

This is an issue I feel strongly about so every time there is a development I will be posting updates.

The DoD has now announced there is a plan in place to see most jobs in the military that are currently barred to women opened by 2015.  Military plans would put women in most combat jobs  There was a briefing held on 18 June about the implementation plan; the transcript is here and video is below.

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It seems that the US is going to push ahead with this plan.  My only hope is that it is implemented smartly without lowering standards in order to achieve some kind of quota of women in Combat Arms.  That hope is not very great though.  The push to have women in combat is driven not by requirements but politics and those pushing it don’t care or could care less if this policy negatively affects combat readiness in the military.