Skip to comments.Former DOD Inspector Gen: Panetta’s Directive May be Unconstitutional
Posted on 01/24/2013 6:55:40 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Reacting to reports that outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the Pentagons long-standing ban on women serving in combat, former DOD Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz tells Newsmax that he believes the decision will lead to a degradation of good order and discipline and may even be unconstitutional.
Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.
Introducing mixed gender combat units in my experience and judgment will inevitably lead to a degradation of good order and discipline, asserted Schmitz, a recognized constitutional expert who held the position of DODs top investigator from April 2002 to September 2005 after 27 years of Naval Service, including four years at the Naval Academy, five years of active duty in the fleet, and 18 years in the Naval Reserve.
Schmitz tells Newsmax that it is questionable under Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution whether Panetta has the authority to make such a change to Americas land and naval forces, since this authority is specifically granted to Congress.
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Women have unofficially served in combat units for years. They go with the men to search women they may come upon.
Was just watching “The Five” on Faux News. They were talking about women now being in the infantry. They all agreed with it and said “bless their hearts if that’s what they want”.
Faux News is every damn bit as liberal as the other news channels. I have yet to see anyone mention Congress’ role in lifting the ban on women in combat. I guess Penetta controls Congress.
Faux News is every damn bit as liberal as the other news channels
They are indeed.
I never watch “The Five”. Can’t stand it.
This illegitimate administration is so deep into unconstitutional territory it can only be described as a revolution. The really horrible thing is that no Rs are making any sounds at all. Not a squeak. There is no opposition.