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Common sense, emotion
and women in combat

Washington Times, by Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/29/2013 11:11:25 AM

The recent decision by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta to allow women to serve in front-line combat units is fraught with problems, and no one in the administration or at the Department of Defense seems to be considering them. First of all, it is important to understand that the nature of warfare has changed substantially in the last couple of decades. Linear battlefields with clearly defined front lines and rear areas are no longer the norm and are unlikely to re-emerge in future warfare. Furthermore, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

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Gen. Boykin gives an excellent analysis. He has called the 0bama regime a Marxist insurgency. How right he is! No wonder he was booted out by the regime.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/29/2013 11:22:41 AM     (No. 9146335)

In private businesses you get sued for a Hostile Working Environment.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 1/29/2013 11:23:01 AM     (No. 9146339)

Our enemies will love the women!....could be construed as aid and comfort!

Raped, mutilated females......makes prison camp guard duty passable.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 1/29/2013 11:26:27 AM     (No. 9146345)

This is going to be a really bad move! See some of previous posts.

The Liberal women and men who are behind this will never get in Harm´s Way.
Pity those who will,though.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: viking diver, 1/29/2013 11:29:38 AM     (No. 9146355)

the only time women should see combat is in the defense of our own boarders and then everyone becomes a defense line

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 80coyotekate, 1/29/2013 11:47:33 AM     (No. 9146392)

Spending our limited defense funds on "inferior soldiers" is suicidal.




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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/29/2013 12:07:43 PM     (No. 9146437)

And leftists say conservatives deny science.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: The Architect, 1/29/2013 12:43:57 PM     (No. 9146538)

This is what happens when elitist eggheads make decisions. Leon went right from college to the Army as a 2nd Lt. in the Army Intelligence. He never saw any combat or lived in the field. He is an academic who makes decisions based on theory and not real life. When will these left wing idiots realize that nature made men and women different for a reason. Humans are not "one size fits all". For the most part, women are weaker and smaller than men. In close combat, especially hand-to-hand combat, they will be completely outclassed by our current enemy who holds women in low regard and believes that rape is a legitimate part of war. Not only that, but male soldiers will run a greater risk because they can´t count on the soldier on either side of them in combat to fight as effectively as they do. Also more men will die trying to protect the women in combat situations. Its human nature. This idea has "disaster" written all over it. It was a political decision and not a military or even common sense idea.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 1/29/2013 12:57:50 PM     (No. 9146571)

The military has finally "jumped the shark" with this one. The Oscars are coming up. The nominations include catagories for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. By their thinking, these honors should no longer be separated by the sexes. There should only be catagories for Best Acting-person and Best Supporting Acting-person. It´s only fair.

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