Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

GI Jane set to become a reality in US Special Forces
The Telegraph ^ | Beb 2, 2013 | Sean Rayment

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:57:58 AM PST by KeyLargo

GI Jane set to become a reality in US Special Forces

GI Jane, the fictional female special forces commando immortalised by the actress Demi Moore, is set to become a reality in the United States armed forces.

By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent

3:17PM GMT 02 Feb 2013

The head of the US’s special operations’s command has said that he fully expects to see women serving in all of the military’s elite units following the recent Pentagon decision to lift the ban on females serving in combat units.

Admiral William McRaven, the officer who planned the mission which led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, said that his command will now attempt to integrate women into the Navy Seals and Delta Force.

Adm McRaven, who has spent most of his career serving in the special forces, added that he was “fully supportive” of the decision to lift the ban, adding: “It’s time to do this”.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: military; politics; specialforces; women

Demi Moore as GI Jane

1 posted on 02/02/2013 8:58:04 AM PST by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo


2 posted on 02/02/2013 9:02:37 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Will women be able to pick and choose whether they’re assigned to frontline positions?

Really?
Is THAT “equal”?

Can the guys say “no” to such an assignment?

Better get ready to have your girls sign up for selective service at 18!!!


3 posted on 02/02/2013 9:03:51 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

They must now require women to register for the draft. If males have to register, than so should women. They may be needed on the front lines. I just hope they’re not captured by the enemy.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 9:04:14 AM PST by Signalman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

"McRaven gives 'fantastic' Obama credit for bin Laden raid "The president of the United States is fantastic," the admiral said. "I'm not a political guy."

5 posted on 02/02/2013 9:04:22 AM PST by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

I guess Jane Fonda was too old for the part?


6 posted on 02/02/2013 9:05:09 AM PST by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo
.

LIFE: IT'S JUST LIKE THE MOVIES.

.

7 posted on 02/02/2013 9:05:09 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

They carried my kid out by ambulance twice trying to make it. No way the rules will be the same.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 9:05:18 AM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: All

British Army ‘has dropped fitness standards to allow more women to join’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9823312/Army-has-dropped-fitness-standards-to-allow-more-women-to-join.html


9 posted on 02/02/2013 9:10:59 AM PST by Signalman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: lookout88

“They carried my kid out by ambulance twice trying to make it. No way the rules will be the same”

You are probably right. Normal women are not going to be able to make it through that kind of training. I hate to say it but its probably going to be more like GI Dyke.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 9:12:28 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo
“The president of the United States is fantastic,” the admiral said. “I'm not a political guy.”

Not kidding. At first glance I read that, “The president of the United States is fantastic,” the admiral said. “Though I'm not a political gay.”

11 posted on 02/02/2013 9:15:29 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo; epow; All
Wonder if the Yop Nrass are in agreement with Obama on this.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2984489/posts

12 posted on 02/02/2013 9:19:51 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

I know military girls that can run fast, forever, but you put a pack on them, and they are done.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 9:23:30 AM PST by Born to Conserve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

I don’t think the term GI applies to special forces, isn’t “general issue” and SPECIAL forces sort of opposites??


14 posted on 02/02/2013 9:25:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

The military is now just another 700 B a year boondoggle. Shut er down.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 9:27:36 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

The whole goal is to turn the Military into another jobs program. Just like it is in Europe.


16 posted on 02/02/2013 9:28:25 AM PST by Clock King
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

When GI Jane can slap a 75 pound ruck on her back, weapon, other equipment, and hump in the mountains and jungles for days and weeks at a time, then I will say job done. But, it ain’t gonna happen. I went into the Central Highlands of the mountains of Vietnam. We carried a full ruck, about 60-75 pounds, along with at least 8-12 canteens of water, 12 C-rats meals (which is all can goods basically), several bandoleers of ammo, claymore, and other assorted items. I was 5-10 and weighed 160 pounds. I was in the best shape of my life at 19 years old and I can GUARANTEE you that at the end of the day you could have hung me on a line to dry me out. I was totally spent. We crashed at dark, expect for our 2 hours on guard, and slept 10 hours every night. You still woke tired each day. A female is not going to be able to do this. Simple as that. If she does, more power to her. But I do not see a female physically able to do such. A chopper or jet pilot, artillery maybe, a tanker maybe, yup, she can handle that type of combat, but not ground troops.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 9:28:46 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo
When we start to see women coming back like Richard Harrow (Boardwalk Empire), then maybe people will have some sense knocked into their heads.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 9:30:13 AM PST by Clock King
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Now that the military is going Homosexual, it seems even women can kick their arse.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 9:37:31 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

“I don’t think the term GI applies to special forces, isn’t “general issue” and SPECIAL forces sort of opposites??”

G.I. (military)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

G.I. is a noun used to describe members of the United States Army and items of their equipment.[1] The term is now used as an initialism of “Government Issue” (or often “General Infantry”), but originally referred to galvanized iron.[2]

The letters “G.I.” were used to denote equipment made from galvanized iron, such as metal trash cans, in U.S. Army inventories and supply records.[3][2] During World War I, U.S. soldiers sardonically referred to incoming German artillery shells as “G.I. cans”. In that same war, “G.I.” started being interpreted as “Government Issue”, and it was used as an adjective for anything having to do with the Army.[2] During World War II, “G.I. Joe” became a nickname for American soldiers. Dwight D. Eisenhower stated in 1945, for example, that “the truly heroic figure of this war [is] G.I. Joe and his counterpart in the air, the navy, and the merchant marine of every one of the United Nations.”[4]

GI also is used as a verb in military circles, and describes a deep-cleaning process of an area or item to meet higher-than-normal standards. Armed Services trainees, for example, could be ordered to “GI” a garbage can to the point that anyone could safely eat from its surface.

List of Special Operations Forces Involved in the War

http://nciraq.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/spopsunitiraq.htm


20 posted on 02/02/2013 9:44:03 AM PST by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

An Obama butt kisser he is.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 9:57:42 AM PST by Red Steel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2
You are probably right. Normal women are not going to be able to make it through that kind of training. I hate to say it but its probably going to be more like GI Dyke.

Well, they also dropped the "don't ask, don't tell" rule and now allow gays to serve openly.

Coincidence?

22 posted on 02/02/2013 9:57:52 AM PST by Yo-Yo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

All female special ops units are the answer. At least that way the real specialist’s wouldn’t be put in danger.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 9:59:41 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

That must be jelly, cause jam don’t shake like that.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 10:00:32 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Clock King
The whole goal is to turn the Military into another jobs program.

Or make it the Peace Corpse.

25 posted on 02/02/2013 10:09:36 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Joe dear, mind stepping out of the foxhole for just a few minutes? I have to powder my nose.

:-\


26 posted on 02/02/2013 10:25:17 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo
no... he's FABULOUS!!!

27 posted on 02/02/2013 10:25:25 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

28 posted on 02/02/2013 10:31:33 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

Reminds me of a famous Jerry Lee Lewis song.

Whole Lotta Shaking Goin’ On.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 10:41:46 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: exit82
And of course, there's Popeye...


30 posted on 02/02/2013 11:07:09 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge
he should be real proud of himself for that one...
31 posted on 02/02/2013 11:09:51 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Signalman
British Army ‘has dropped fitness standards to allow more women to join’

The american military did that back about the seventies. When you are given a direct order to have a defined greater-than-minimal percentage of females "passed" and allowed into the ranks, you do it -no matter how you have to make it happen.

32 posted on 02/02/2013 12:42:25 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

That poor girl spent so much money on ammo she didn’t have enough left to buy some warm clothes.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 2:26:35 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

That’s gonna leave a mark.


34 posted on 02/02/2013 3:13:18 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge

That big ole gun done shot that poor girl’s pants off!


35 posted on 02/03/2013 5:27:44 AM PST by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo; Iron Munro

36 posted on 02/03/2013 9:55:24 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Yo-Yo

Of course not. It’s all part of the plan to create a gender-neutral “utopia” right here on earth.


37 posted on 02/03/2013 9:10:06 PM PST by ReformationFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson