Women in lethal front-line combat? 'Gender diversity' gone amok

Monday, November 18, 2013
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A conservative military watchdog says putting women in front-line combat makes no more sense than allowing women to play in the National Football League.

As part of his agenda, President Barack Obama continues to push hard for women in direct combat units, including Army and Marine infantry and Special Operations Forces. Under Defense Department mandates for "gender diversity," women will be put into land combat battalions by January 2016.

During a recent teleconference sponsored by Tea Party Unity, Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness said the military will have to have double standards in order for women to succeed in combat arms training.

"The military leaders are capitulating to the president, going along with the incremental strategy to have women in the infantry between now and 2016," she offered. "It means that gender-normed or different standards for men and women in preliminary tests will be allowed in infantry training."

Donnelly

Donnelly says imagine putting cheerleaders through similar training to play in the National Football League.

"In the football analogy, if the cheerleaders do well in the training facility with the men with adjusted scores and then they get suited up and sent out to play in the football game – well, guess what? They don't last beyond the first whistle," she pointed out. "And the football game is non-lethal combat."

But Donnelly says introducing women to lethal front-line combat not only is unfair to both the women and the men, but it also undermines the credibility of American military leaders.

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