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Dropping combat ban could
result in drafting of women

Herald [Rock Hill, SC], by Danny Verdin

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/9/2013 9:34:50 AM

On the same day that I offered to the S.C. Senate a resolution that would formally ask our congressional delegation to take action to mitigate Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s lifting of a 1994 ban on women in combat roles, this paper chose to offer an editorial in support of Secretary Panetta’s action. Certainly that is the privilege of the press in a land that still values the First Amendment to the Constitution. Interestingly enough, in making the case for this monumental change, the following sentenced was used: “Other nations have long demonstrated that women were suitable for combat.”

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This is probably what liberals want, since it will make the low-info public reluctant to use military services to protect the country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/9/2013 9:59:14 AM     (No. 9167192)

The number of intentional double standards associated with this madness is only beginning.

One can only imagine the effect on morale, mission planning and personnel when GI Jane has to duck out of a forward area because she´s fallen pregnant. The father, left behind, will be equally useless as he frets.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/9/2013 10:07:39 AM     (No. 9167201)

I would hope the two "O" girls are among those drafted ... in honor of their father.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/9/2013 10:08:14 AM     (No. 9167203)

Any woman aboard a Navy ship - especially but not limited to actual warships - is already in a combat assignment. The women on those deadly supply convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan were essentially in combat. The latest policy - allowing involvement with infantry units and lugging around upwards of 100 pounds of gear - that would be voluntary - and unpopular to the point of almost zero female participation.

My point is that there is less to the new policy than meets the eye - and that females are already in harm´s way - and more importantly in the way of the more effective male warriors when the Shi´ite really hits the fan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/9/2013 10:12:21 AM     (No. 9167211)

Interesting that as soon as the Brazilian became the rage among young women, Obama allowed them to become Amazons.

Like most of Obama´s policies, this was done without public debate. And, as with all of Obama´s delusional policies, this will not go well.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MamaElephant, 2/9/2013 10:51:27 AM     (No. 9167277)

#4 is correct. This is much ado about little and has everything to do with promotions for women. It has long been believed that members of the combat arms (infantry, armor, etc) have a clearer path to make general officer than those in combat support jobs. Remember the fuss about women getting CIBs? It was about promotions, not whether women could shoot or wanted to serve in the infantry.

I´m sure Obama thought that by changing this policy, he could once again show that he cares more about women than the mean old republicans.

And when the inevitable unintended consequences crop up, well, he´ll just blame the GOP again...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: southron, 2/9/2013 12:15:37 PM     (No. 9167441)


Why hasn´t Gloria Steinhem spoken out in favor of drafting women? Surely she believes in equal treatment for women?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/9/2013 1:31:17 PM     (No. 9167571)

Since there is NO drafting at this time, why the concern. The armed forces are still voluntary.

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