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17% of male Marines say they'll leave if women move into combat positions
Assoc. Press ^ | 02/01/2013 | JULIE WATSON

Posted on 02/01/2013 11:27:41 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

A Marine Corps survey shows 17 percent of male Marine respondents say they would likely leave the Corps if women move into combat positions.

The survey says that number jumps to 22 percent if women are assigned involuntarily to those jobs.

Results of the survey of 53,000 Marines were released to The Associated Press on Friday.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: marine; marinecoprs; women
The article says the survey was done last summer. Now that it's a given that little sister will be in combat positions, I wonder what the numbers are today.
1 posted on 02/01/2013 11:27:50 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Mission almost Accomplished


2 posted on 02/01/2013 11:28:48 AM PST by digger48
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To: Responsibility2nd
The Marines are doing a reduction in force of 20,000 personnel. Part of the budget cuts. This is independent of any cuts that might occur due to the pending sequestration.
3 posted on 02/01/2013 11:31:40 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hussein’s hoping for the largest number possible.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 11:31:40 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The goal is to remake the armed forces into a Chavez/Castro-like politicized military force.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 11:31:40 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: digger48

All part of the big plan, IMHO. Next... the draft because we won’t have enough people in the military.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 11:32:14 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Responsibility2nd

With the coming budget cuts more than 17% of Marines are going to get involuntarily RIFFed anyway. Isn’t THAT convenient to the anti-military social engineers?


7 posted on 02/01/2013 11:34:54 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
We are NEVER going to help the oppressed again, anyway,
so what difference does it make?"


8 posted on 02/01/2013 11:35:41 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The end-goal is to have the "Big Pink 0" to replace the "Big Red One", with nothing but faggots, dykes, and "inclusive" "diverse" commanders who will fire on American Citizens.

Beam me up, Scottie.....

9 posted on 02/01/2013 11:37:30 AM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What, they don’t want to join tea parties and nag the terrorists to death?


10 posted on 02/01/2013 11:42:50 AM PST by RB156
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To: traditional1

Agreed.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 11:46:53 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The idea behind queers and women in combat is to undermine the warrior mentality, destroy morale, and weaken all of our armed forces. Never forget, Bo is not at war with America’s enemies, he is at war with American Patriots.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 11:47:17 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Exactly.

And I wonder if the numbers of those who would leave aren’t really higher. I wonder how many respondents were afraid that their replies could be traced back to them and bring repercussions upon them.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 11:57:03 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: digger48

The few, the proud, the wimens and fags competing for any remaining patriot’s affections...

Mission accomplished!


14 posted on 02/01/2013 11:58:43 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I know many Conservatives are not in agreement with seeing female soldiers in direct combat roles. I have my own concerns about it, as well as basic cocerns about the living conditions - the “extras” needed to be imposed as well as imperfect conditions that need to be accepted - of men and women serving together in the military. Humans are imperfect and “the flesh is weak” as they say. I often wonder about the young female soldiers who become pregnant out of wedlock; curious how many of them would have met that condition if they had NOT been in the military.

However,

People need to consider the results of the survey for what they say, which is more about the Marines themselves (78-83% of them in favor) than it is about policy makers.

Majorities of men and women see the possible roles for a woman in society differently than twenty years ago, whether they are Liberal or Conservative in all other ways.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 12:05:10 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Responsibility2nd

Posse Comitatus does NOT cover the USMC; Marines very well could be used in the continental USA if the SHTF.

For every Marine that leaves because of this PC stuff, there are 30% more who remain, but value the traditions of The Corps, and are MAD.

Mad at The Regime.

And, uh.....WHAT does that mean, hmm...?


16 posted on 02/01/2013 12:06:44 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Responsibility2nd
Let's not get into a snit just yet. First of all, despite all the pressures, Marines still do their male/female boot camp training separately.
Second, the Commandant has already commented on this:The only two women to attempt the Marine Infantry Officer Course last year, dropped out.
17 posted on 02/01/2013 12:18:57 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d like to see that survey. I’m betting most decide to get out when their enlistment time is up anyway. This could be just one of numerous reasons why.

Not that being deployed 3 times in one enlistment would be a factor./sarc

They should restart? the policy of not allowing any grunts to be married. What’s the point of being married if policies are doing everything the seemingly can to get you killed and/or divorced?


18 posted on 02/01/2013 12:20:42 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't think we've gone far enough: why not open up infantry combat to any and all? We have large numbers of unsighted/impaired hearing folks, disabled people of all types, the old, the very young, the mentally limited, not to mention Democrats.. - heck adding gays and ladies was only the beginning.

I can't think of any reason we shouldn't open up the "job opportunities" to everybody and anyone. Combat's just like video games now, right?

Just think how a little more equal opprtunity would've helped a whole lot at Normandy or Tarawa, or Iwo Jima, or Inchon, or Hue City, or Fallujah.

Sarcasm light off.

19 posted on 02/01/2013 12:22:33 PM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I would like to submit a secret poll of Marines, with the following questions.

1) Do you want women in combat roles? (Y/N)
2) Do you want women in combat? (Y/N)
3) Would you be willing to send women out to draw fire? (Y/N)
4) Would you be willing to frag a female officer or NCO if she fouled up and got your buddies killed? (Y/N)
5) Would you like to frag gay guys for no particular reason? (Y/N)
6) Would you like to frag the ambitious, ass-kissing officers who wanted gays in the Corps and women in combat to appease a bunch of anti-military fruitcakes in Washington and maybe get promoted? (Y/N)
7) Would you mind if two good looking female Marines put on a lesbian show in the barracks? (N)


20 posted on 02/01/2013 12:31:08 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: digger48

Drive as many conservative and Christian men out of the military as possible so that those remaining will have few qualms about firing on “rebels” who refuse to bow down to the leftist dictatoriate.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 12:35:42 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: momtothree

I think their next move is to combine the USMC with the Army, something they have wanted for a long time. Semper Fi


22 posted on 02/01/2013 12:42:46 PM PST by gunner03
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To: MrB

If men and women are equal, why do women have a choice about combat and men have none? When my son enlisted, he didn’t have a “choice” about going into combat. just one more way to cause resentment.
One way to get women out of the service is to make it totally equal... Selective service.... Combat assignments for all. Treat the women just like the men and we’ll see how many Enlist. But the politicians will insist on quotas and 125 lb women will be able to carry less than the guys in order to be fair. Between this and the rules of engagement . Our military is being destroyed


23 posted on 02/01/2013 12:57:44 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: Responsibility2nd

Would these be the new gay Marines?


24 posted on 02/01/2013 1:01:47 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Chainmail

All foxholes will need ADA compliant wheelchair ramps.


25 posted on 02/01/2013 1:14:05 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: momtothree
Next... the draft because we won’t have enough people in the military.

And that draft had better include women this time, and they had better be drafted for combat roles.

They want "equality", so I say give it to them.

26 posted on 02/01/2013 1:20:34 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: Responsibility2nd

Only 17% real men in our Marine Corps? So damned sad.
Our dead VETS must be spinning in their graves.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 1:24:03 PM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: digger48

Mission almost Accomplished

Churches done check, boy scouts done check, military almost done and as soon as it is they will empty out the jail system and hand these cretans guns to control the populace. A civilian national force as well equipped and well funded as the military


28 posted on 02/01/2013 1:24:58 PM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ll have to ask my two nephews. One is a helicopter pilot, the other a private.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 2:12:47 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder what the percentage would be if the only Marines surveyed were infantry battalion Marines?


30 posted on 02/01/2013 3:37:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Responsibility2nd

If - heaven forbid - we have another world-wide conflict, expect virtually 100% of these women to suddenly become pregnant.


31 posted on 02/01/2013 5:35:25 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Saying and doing are 2 very different things.

Even for Jarheads.


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33 posted on 02/01/2013 9:28:54 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Those other 83% will change their minds once they have to carry the heavy loads of water, fuel, ammo, etc, or once deployment hits but magically 30-50% of the women are reported pregnant and don’t have to go. The services already see these numbers on deployments, now the infantry will see them.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 2:16:24 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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