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Panel says women should be allowed in combat units
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2011 | PAULINE JELINEK

Posted on 01/14/2011 3:48:25 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A military advisory commission is recommending that the Pentagon do away with a policy that bans women from serving in combat units, breathing new life into a long-simmering debate.

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1 posted on 01/14/2011 3:48:25 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, we need to make sure we inflict the horror of war upon women as well. Hell, let’s get kids out there too.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 3:51:34 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just a matter of time


3 posted on 01/14/2011 3:51:34 PM PST by Core_Conservative (No longer a Republican - A Proud Constitutional Conservative)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I was in the US Army Infantry. This woman is a nutbag. She should be gagged, tagged and sent back to some university's faculty lounge to lead drunken theoretical discussions.

Don't let her near national defense.

4 posted on 01/14/2011 3:51:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stupid... stupid... stupid.


5 posted on 01/14/2011 3:52:20 PM PST by Bubba (Build roads (make that TOLL roads)... Fight wars and stay out of MY live. FRREEEEEEDOM!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Men and women are different. Commies hate that fact.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 3:52:26 PM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When are women going to have to sign up for selective service?

We shouldn’t discriminate, now should we?


7 posted on 01/14/2011 3:55:14 PM PST by submarinerswife (Stay focused and determined. Our destination is NOVEMBER!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The military started allowing women on combat ships about 15 years ago. For some reason they have been real quite about how many sexual harassment, medical or disciplinary problems they have had as a result. The numbers must be truly horrifying.
8 posted on 01/14/2011 3:56:16 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: submarinerswife
When are women going to have to sign up for selective service?

Once they cross this threshold that will be automatic.

9 posted on 01/14/2011 3:57:13 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Why is it always ‘breathing fresh life’ when they recycle the same tired arguments?


10 posted on 01/14/2011 3:57:20 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: RingerSIX
Men and women are different. Commies hate that fact.

Yeah. Our enemies armies will laugh themselves to death when confronted with combat units consisting of Willie, Joe, Tina and Raquel.

11 posted on 01/14/2011 3:57:32 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh nnnnnnnnooooooooooo what will cristingles say?


12 posted on 01/14/2011 3:59:47 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The Armed Forces have not yet succeeded in developing leaders who are as diverse as the nation they serve," said the report, which also touched on recruiting and a range of other issues affecting the diversity of the force. "Minorities and women still lag behind white men in terms of number of military leadership positions."


13 posted on 01/14/2011 3:59:47 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: submarinerswife

This is the continuation of a political correctness mindset that has infected the US military for the last 20-30 years.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:16 PM PST by WILLIALAL
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To: Ole Okie

“Yeah. Our enemies armies will laugh themselves to death when confronted with combat units consisting of Willie, Joe, Tina and Raquel.”

Don’t worry, Tina and Raquel are safe; Willie and Joe are queer.


15 posted on 01/14/2011 4:02:55 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Pan_Yan

Every carrier now has a fully functioning brothel aboard.

Underground, of course. Big money, too.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 4:04:11 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The long, slow, politically correct glide into national irrelevance.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 4:06:22 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Israelis had experience with women in combat in their 1948 war. They did not allow women in combat after that. I've read a number of articles on it. here's one.

What happens when you have women in combat is the men try to protect the women, at the expense of the mission. They will take risks to save women in trouble, resulting in a higher casualty rate. When women are killed, it has a much more serious impact on morale. Additionally, when women become casualties, the men become much more vengeful and liable to commit atrocities against the enemy in response.

18 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:23 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Panel says women should be allowed in combat units Hey why not? The guys can grab a quickie and relieve stress in between serious fighting.
19 posted on 01/14/2011 4:09:48 PM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No, no, no, no! It’s wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

Did I say no?


20 posted on 01/14/2011 4:10:47 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: muawiyah

Nah, just give her a 70 pound backpack and a gun, let her run 10 miles and then carry someone else another 10

Oh and by the way when are the service academies gonna put women on the football teams

just askin


21 posted on 01/14/2011 4:16:29 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wait till May.


22 posted on 01/14/2011 4:16:31 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Guess what’s going to happen to these female combat soldiers when they’re captured by the enemy.


23 posted on 01/14/2011 4:16:42 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Next step on the agenda: broadcasting female soldiers coming home in bodybags.

And the step after that will be to abolish the military.

Nobody wishes us any harm, so we really don't need a military.

24 posted on 01/14/2011 4:19:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Pan_Yan
The military started allowing women on combat ships about 15 years ago.

I know a lady, ahem, who served on a combat vessel with an all female crew. She told me that they never finished a General Quarters drill on time and their ship never joined a task group on schedule. She also said it felt like the whole crew had PMS continuously.

She got out as soon as her hitch was up.

25 posted on 01/14/2011 4:23:37 PM PST by GingisK
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To: PapaBear3625

And that IS the desired result...

Concerning liberals...Never attribute to stupidity, what is clearly malice aforethought...

Liberals HATE the us military....it’s too “red state” for their tastes...

Read between the lines of this article:

Red-State Army?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/14/AR2008121401815.html

I think what scares them to death is that the US military wont accept clearly unlawful orders from Oh-dumba...

Where as a libtard army could be counted on to do what ever they wanted...

Like this assclown libtard “marine”..

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/3/27/851437/-Active-Marine-TalksReality-to-Agitators


26 posted on 01/14/2011 4:24:17 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: BenKenobi
Why is it always ‘breathing fresh life’ when they recycle the same tired arguments?

Same reason that public radio has The Revs. Jackson and Sharpton, at once, on a program called 'Fresh Air'. It is obvious that they think that we're stupid.

27 posted on 01/14/2011 4:28:54 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Fred Nerks; LucyT; ExTexasRedhead
Women are meant to carry life and bring it into the world. Oh , no doubt they can kill, but its not in their basic nature to do so, it has to be learned in most cases.

I will mourn the day our women are commanded into full combat.It desecrates women, and is hardly necessary. We have plenty of able bodied straight men and queers to spare.

Only the Israelis have pulled off combat roles for women, simply beause they are dedicated, patriotic, and necessary, and women come from all over the world to serve there.Not entirely so in our country.IMHO that butchers bill would be too high to pay.

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28 posted on 01/14/2011 4:31:45 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why not? They already assassinate their babies by the millions. It fits perfectly in a culture of death.


29 posted on 01/14/2011 4:32:59 PM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Cultural Marxism is out to destroy the difference between women and men. It is to kill the Natural Family—the primary institution in every society which provides the best emotional and physical structure for raising children. They are destroying children and their homes—the safe place which forms their fundamental worldview.

Marxists want children away from parents. They want children to grow up destroying the Judeo/Christian paradigm which says God made man and woman. They are different. Women are nurturers by nature. Men are protectors by nature. If they teach and brainwash that the “idea” that God’s design is wrong, then the whole Bible is garbage.

That is why they push homosexuality—to get rid of the concept of Natural Law Theory. It is the bases of common sense....PC from cultural Marxism destroys common sense....they can’t have logic and reason because their ideology is based on The Big Lie. It can’t stand debate. That is why they are forcing “hate speech” laws....to prevent logic.

With logic and reason, a destructive, dysfunctional behavior would never be allowed to be promoted to young children as “good” and “normal” or to the military which is saying that honor and character mean nothing in a military WHEN IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT. Homosexual behavior is the opposite of honorable....never could be anything but selfish, lust. It is demeaning to human life and nihilism.

Marxists want no difference between men and women....all is the same. What is the difference between homosexual sex and heterosexual sex. They say (with no logic)—nothing. They are equal. It is to destroy the structure which creates a safe way to transmit culture to kids....because they want to form the thinking of your children and grandchildren—make them into useful idiots who will never have a rational thought.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 4:33:06 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beyond dumb.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 4:36:02 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Heck yeah — if they can use foreign nations as a model to insist we allow sodomy on our Military Bases<just like they do it in D.C. Then there are lots of African nations and Islamic States that use children as soldiers all the time. why we ought be just like Somalia.-or Kenya.Bet Obama would go for that.


32 posted on 01/14/2011 4:39:07 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
This was not a conclusion 'they' came to. This conclusion was reached before the commission was created to ribber stamp it.

After reading the draft report I come to one conclusion -Congress, should shut this leftist fantasy "Military Leadership Diversity Commission" down now!

For any interested, the draft report (PDF Document) can be found here:

Military Leadership Diversity Commission - Draft Final Report

33 posted on 01/14/2011 4:41:17 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Pan_Yan

I know a guy who was a Navy Master Chief. The stories he has to tell about the effects of this are horrifying, if you have any concern for readiness, discipline and good moral order.


34 posted on 01/14/2011 4:41:19 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Said like a true TWIT.I bet this purse-son even has some high muckedy duche college degree got from some paper mill.


35 posted on 01/14/2011 4:42:34 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, this drops her a few rungs on my ladder of respect.


36 posted on 01/14/2011 4:42:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard ("Diversity is our strength." LOL!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

more of the left social experimenting with the military.


37 posted on 01/14/2011 4:45:14 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Girls should be given a chance. The United States Of America is the original equal opportunity enterprise. As such its defense is the absolute #1 priority for the survival of any rights at all for women, ever. Anyone; man, woman, whoever is eligible to participate, who puts this behind them, is OK with me. Skill at arms is a human thing, I need to trust a Person, without any other qualification.
38 posted on 01/14/2011 4:49:00 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Seven plus One
Girls should be given a chance. The United States Of America is the original equal opportunity enterprise. As such its defense is the absolute #1 priority for the survival of any rights at all for women, ever. Anyone; man, woman, whoever is eligible to participate, who puts this behind them, is OK with me. Skill at arms is a human thing, I need to trust a Person, without any other qualification.

Guess what - combat is a team sport. It is not about individual fulfillment or "opportunity".
39 posted on 01/14/2011 4:58:47 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: All

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/army/a/afpt.htm


40 posted on 01/14/2011 4:59:06 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Be careful of what you wish for.


41 posted on 01/14/2011 5:01:41 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Should go well with boys in pink panties. Actually might be better, they don’t have limp wrists.


42 posted on 01/14/2011 5:07:06 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: fr_freak

What’d I say about ‘fulfillment’ or ‘opportunity’? Pass the test, meet the team. No ‘sport’, dude.


43 posted on 01/14/2011 5:07:28 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Do they also plan on lowering physical eligibility requirements for combat positions to achieve diversity?
Why is “diversity” even a goal in the DOD?
Attrition levels not high enough in the last few and/or current combat operations?

As a USAF veteran, who served in combat support operations, I reject the relentless push by “diversity experts” to continuously ratchet down military combat readiness and effectiveness.

I had the honor and privilege of serving under the command of many great “leaders” and a very few (thankfully) incompetent political appointees.
What “brilliant” discredited idea will they come up with next?
Forced military conscription for all 18 year olds with no minimum physical and/or mental standards ?

44 posted on 01/14/2011 5:09:42 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rush once recommended what he called an “Amazon Brigade” a couple of times way back on his show. His idea was that there should be four brigades to be deployed for a week each month coinciding with their menstrual cycle to take advantage of PMS. Have you ever had to deal with a woman with PMS? Imagine what they could accomplish on the battlefield LOL.
45 posted on 01/14/2011 5:12:18 PM PST by gdzla
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To: Free ThinkerNY

KISS MY BUTTOCKS PANEL!


46 posted on 01/14/2011 5:14:15 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s see,now we’ll have gays and females fighting side by side with the few heterosexual males that will remain...what could possibly go wrong?


47 posted on 01/14/2011 5:20:02 PM PST by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

EOD engineers. That should do it.


48 posted on 01/14/2011 5:22:12 PM PST by SgtHooper (If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yep. We had a female armourer in our company in Desert Storm. When we returned, she paid cash for a BMW. She was an E-3.


49 posted on 01/14/2011 5:27:16 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: muawiyah

Liberalism is an evolutionary psychology which developed to seize personal advantage in Darwinian selection, regardless of the good of the group. In individual competition, they will seek to repress the free competition which selects for greatness, and advances a species’ evolution.

In group competition, they will seek to betray their own, for personal advantage. The Liberal want’s a foreign Horde to take over our country and bring freedom to an end. Had the NVA and VC they would have elevated Hippies to leadership positions, and the Hippie would have fulfilled the purpose of their evolutionary psychology. That is why Hippies wanted our defeat.

Here, the Liberal is out and out seeking to destroy our military, to pave the way for our defeat.

That the Liberal is unaware that their defective psychology is programmed to do this is not a defense. They are still traitors, pure and simple, if only subconsciously motivated.

We need to up the acrimony and partisan rancor, if we are to quell this treason. If we don’t, our children will have it really ugly.


50 posted on 01/14/2011 5:31:32 PM PST by AnonymousConservative (See my profile page for the Evolutionary origin of Liberalism)
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