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Marines, Army prepare women for combat
Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/13/2014 8:11:10 PM

The military is taking steps to prepare women for combat roles in 2016. The Marine Corps announced that it would give young female lieutenants who wash out of the grueling Infantry Officer Course a second shot, same as their male counterparts. The Army is conducting a study to test just how fit a soldier has to be to engage in combat. The study involves 60 women and 100 men. CBS News reported on both developments last week. The Marine Corps announcement came after Marine 2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo took the Infantry Officer Court and wrote about her experience last month

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/13/2014 8:20:41 PM     (No. 9809571)

One more joke of Zippy´s on America.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/13/2014 8:28:11 PM     (No. 9809576)

Even though they will all be volunteers, at least for now, this is going to create a million "unintended" consequences for the chain of command especially at the small unit level.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 4/13/2014 8:44:29 PM     (No. 9809592)

Sickening culture - a Marxist dream.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janylou, 4/13/2014 8:49:06 PM     (No. 9809597)

As a mom of a 1st Lt, I feel torn. I would not like my daughter in combat, but I do think she could do the job if asked. She is a pretty tough cookie. She used to cage fight and sparred with a lot of guys. I know she would give her all because she loves this country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck, 4/13/2014 9:02:31 PM     (No. 9809611)

From a pedestal to a trench. You´ve come a long way baby.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/13/2014 9:07:04 PM     (No. 9809614)

Soldiers? Fit? Strong?

Oh, how simplistic! Why - - why a soldier must be kind, sensitive, caring, and tolerant.

Wimmin are much better at those things than men. Just ask your mom. She´d have been a much better soldier than your dad.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lavalette, 4/13/2014 9:21:45 PM     (No. 9809625)

This is a further descent into madness. To make an ideological point, we will bend over backwards to put a handful of unusual women into combat regardless of the consequences. Which consequences, when they arise, will be denied covered up and/or blamed on men. All to make an abstract ideological point that gender is a social construct.
This insane obsession with denying the difference and complementary nature of men and women is the fruit of humanism. Men (and women) want to be God, but find their need for each other to make a whole flies in the face of that mad desire. So various means are tried to maintain the lie, in this case trying to prove that men and women are the same.
It cannot be stated often enough that this all stems from rebellion against God.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: HerbVA, 4/13/2014 9:34:34 PM     (No. 9809634)

#4 is a big talker. Sacrice your 120 lb daughter to cage fight a Muslim with a rifle.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bluefindad, 4/13/2014 9:36:49 PM     (No. 9809635)

This is just another swing of the axe in the ongoing onslaught to topple Western Civilization. From the time of chivalry to the old stories of western heroes, men were the strong, determined protectors of women. It was part of the definition of real manliness. We would put the women and children behind us, whereas some of our enemies use them as shields.

This is part of what will lead to our destruction. We no longer know our purpose and our role.

They will not like the world they´re creating.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gr8shiphandler, 4/13/2014 9:40:47 PM     (No. 9809638)

Insanity. I served four combat tours in Vietnam--two tours with Navy Special Forces. There aren´t three women in the United states that could be effective and capable in the type of combat we saw every day. So ask yourself, "do we destroy the American military, so a few weird women can fulfill some kind of jealous dream?" Insanity.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 4/13/2014 9:45:20 PM     (No. 9809643)

The marines and army cannot possibly prepare women for combat because most women are, by nature, unable to compete with men in combative activities. Of course, there may be some women who are as strong and aggressive as the average man, but these are exceptions. Therefore, since none of our potential enemies seem willing weaken their combat forces by including women, we would be setting ourselves up to lose battles. But then, this is probably just what Obama and the left want to happen.

P.S. Before the feminists jump ugly over my statements, be assured that I would approve of including women in combat who can demonstrate they are truly able to meet the same physical requirements as men. But we´ve already seen that our military has had to lower standards to meet their arbitrary PC recruitment goals.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 4/13/2014 10:03:09 PM     (No. 9809662)

I am a woman. And I know we don´t belong in a combat/war situation. Support, peripheral, non-combat - yeah, sure. Women are there now. But it´s not just the physical strengths we lack. We are not mentally fit. Heck, a lot of the men we send in are not as mentally fit as needed. Look at the suicide numbers, the PTSD, the shattered minds and bodies that come home to hopefully mend, but sometimes do not. Why go to such lengths to add more stress to an already bad situation. War is not about equality. It´s about being waaaaaay better, meaner, more destructive than the other side. Women are not the best tool to get there.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: harper, 4/13/2014 10:06:23 PM     (No. 9809667)

I guess this makes sense to radfems. All they have to do is stretch the class they have put muslim women [and female victims of muslims] into: no rights, no expectation of safety or security etc. Just stretch that class large enough to put women combat soldiers into and hey, no problem at all.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 4/13/2014 10:34:59 PM     (No. 9809691)

You can not prepare any person for something of which they are not capable. Combat is not about fairness or equal opportunity.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/13/2014 11:02:42 PM     (No. 9809709)

Just wait until they are captured, and treated like Muslim Women or worse...it´s all on Obie´s bloody hands and it hasn´t started yet.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: freightdog, 4/13/2014 11:21:39 PM     (No. 9809728)

Until all women must register with Selective Service along with all men, this subject is moot.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/14/2014 12:08:04 AM     (No. 9809747)

Lt. Santangelo is the exception that proves the rule. This dear lady climbed mountains and played goalie on a men´s/boy´s hockey team. She is far and away stronger, fitter, more competitive, and more aggressive than a significant percentage of women. If she cannot finish the Marine Infantry Officer Course, or if she is only barely able to finish, she proves that most women simply are not up to the necessary physical standard.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/14/2014 1:27:08 AM     (No. 9809768)

Simply wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 4/14/2014 9:20:08 AM     (No. 9809982)

Soon will come the claims of rape and sexual harassment. A few years from now we´ll read about these women suing DoD for millions, claiming they can no longer bear children because of life in a foxhole. Meanwhile, combat units will suffer serious declines in combat readiness because of low morale owing to females complaining about the cold, the dirt, the wet, the lack of field facilities tailored to their needs.

All predictable, all predicted, all jeered at and sneered at and all coming to an Army unit near you.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/14/2014 1:42:36 PM     (No. 9810362)

Funny, but these changes in the military are being proposed and demanded by people who would never think of joining the military, not alone go into combat themselves.

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