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Gen. Dempsey: If Women Canít Meet Military Standard, Pentagon ... Have to Be That High?
CNS News ^ | January 25, 2013 | Pete Winn

Posted on 01/25/2013 10:23:19 AM PST by george76

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that with women now eligible to fill combat roles in the military, commanders must justify why any woman might be excluded – and, if women can’t meet any unit’s standard, the Pentagon will ask: “Does it really have to be that high?”

Dempsey’s comments came at a Pentagon news conference with Defense Sec. Leon Panetta Thursday, announcing the shift in Defense Department policy opening up all combat positions to women.

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“Importantly, though, if we do decide that a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn't make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain to the secretary, why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high? With the direct combat exclusion provision in place, we never had to have that conversation.”

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Gen. Dempsey: If Women Can’t Meet Military Standard, Pentagon Will Ask ‘Does It Really Have to Be That High?’

1 posted on 01/25/2013 10:23:28 AM PST by george76
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General Dempsey - why not create an all-female combat unit, and deploy them to someplace like the Korangal Valley?

You will then be able to prove the validity of your theories very quickly.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 10:27:25 AM PST by PGR88
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So this is going to be the dumbing-down of the US military.

The 2008 coup continues its systematic destruction of what used to be the United States of America.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 10:27:41 AM PST by butterdezillion
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Fundamental Transformation, baby. FTU Amerikkka.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 10:27:41 AM PST by Argus
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Call it the Michael Moore Standard. No physical tests shall be more demanding than what Michael Moore could perform.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 10:28:32 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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Only a day later and they’re already talking about lowering standards to accommodate the new lady grunts.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 10:28:32 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: george76

see!

already talk of lower standards.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 10:30:40 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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"Alright! Listen up you maggots! One of your buddies has been shot. He's lying 50 feet from your foxhole. Your task is to run out there and get him. Drag him to your foxhole and provide medical aid. We will partner up. One of you will be the wounded and the other will be the rescuer. You got that?"
"Sir?"
"Keep it brief little lady, I don't have all day."
"Sir, I can only carry 50 pounds."
"Alright! Listen up you maggots! Someone has dropped a 10-gallon jug of water 50 feet from your foxhole. Your task is to run out there and retrieve that jug. Drag it to your foxhole and take a drink. There will be no partners. This is an individual activity. You got that?"
8 posted on 01/25/2013 10:33:52 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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“What difference does it make?” I guess they are expecting to have less men wanting to join the gay ranks, so they need to fill slots with women.


9 posted on 01/25/2013 10:35:58 AM PST by petitfour
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Yep. This type of PC bullsh*t is going to get people killed, including their affirmative action proteges.

If allowed to continue, it will eventually make the U.S. military about as effective as the French.

10 posted on 01/25/2013 10:36:32 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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So it starts. The reduction of requirements to fit the female frame.
I honestly think that the reason they want to have women in the front lines is because they never intend us to ever fight a war again. So what difference does it make?


11 posted on 01/25/2013 10:36:47 AM PST by Oldexpat
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So the objective is no longer to be the best we can be. The objective is to be diverse and representative first, and to train up to whatever standard does not impinge on diversity goals.

This will get people killed.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 10:38:44 AM PST by sphinx
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Excellent point!!


13 posted on 01/25/2013 10:39:55 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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I agree completely. The days of boots on the ground may be over. No politician will want to send women into harm's way so no politician will ever support a war in the future. We may bomb our enemies from the air, but we know that women on the front lines is a horrible PR move for any administration.

The pacifists have won.

14 posted on 01/25/2013 10:42:52 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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Um, yes, you idiots.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 10:45:31 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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What sort of mental disorders will result from male soldiers having to watch female soldiers being raped by the enemy? Shame on Panetta for endangering America’s military by promoting these crazy experiments on our soldiers.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 10:46:17 AM PST by txrefugee
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"...With the direct combat exclusion provision in place, we never had to have that conversation.”

This guy is in charge?

How is it different to exclude a man who can't meet the standard vs. excluding women who can't meet the standard?
17 posted on 01/25/2013 10:46:23 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SgtHooper

Get Colonel Hunt back on the Howie Carr Show today to eat crow.


18 posted on 01/25/2013 10:46:23 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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The term ‘Fox Hole’ will take on a whole new meaning.


19 posted on 01/25/2013 10:47:59 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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Better make it a 6-gallon jug.

A 10-gallon jug of water weighs 75 pounds.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 10:50:42 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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