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  • Military suffers wave of 'gay' sex assaults ('We've got a male-on-male problem here')

    05/21/2013 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2013 | Unattributed
    A recent military report on sexual assault in the military shocked many in Washington and around the nation, but a leading expert on military personnel revealed the prevalence of men assaulting other men is one of the major headlines in this study. The extended analysis of the report first appeared in Monday’s edition of the the Washington Times. The Defense Department survey of sexual assault in the military during fiscal 2012 estimated 26,000 assaults took place in the armed forces. Nearly 3,000 of them were formally reported. Just more than 6 percent of women reported being victims of assault and...
  • Elaine Donnelly: Women in Combat Order “Dangerous Social Experiment”

    01/24/2013 10:06:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 08:54 PM | David A. Patten
    Military-readiness advocate Elaine Donnelly warns that the Obama administration’s decision to put women in ground-combat roles amounts to “social engineering to achieve a political end in the name of diversity.” She adds that the policy shift means “lives could be lost unnecessarily, not just women, but men.” Donnelly’s organization, the Center for Military Readiness, released a 42-page report earlier this week exploring the unintended consequences of putting women on the front lines. “It will do great harm to women in the military, especially those who will find themselves in the infantry—something there’s no indication they wanted,” Donnelly said Wednesday in...
  • Congress Will Uphold 1993 Law Regarding Gays in the Military

    03/04/2009 9:17:31 AM PST · by meandog · 54 replies · 921+ views
    Center for Military Readiness ^ | 3.3.09 | Elaine Donnelly
    Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, predicted today that efforts by liberals in Congress to repeal the 1993 law regarding homosexuals in the military would not succeed. “Members of Congress are starting to take this issue seriously,” she said. “Indications are that repeal of the 1993 law would hurt the ‘Three R’s,’ recruiting, retention, and overall readiness in the volunteer force.” On Monday Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) announced that she will soon re-introduce legislation to repeal the 1993 law, Section 654, Title 10 click here , which is commonly mislabeled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” In response, Donnelly...
  • Obama expected to press repeal of military ban on 'gays'

    12/06/2008 3:22:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 162 replies · 3,494+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 12/5/2008 | Chad Groening
    A conservative pro-family leader believes the Obama administration will move sooner rather than later to attempt to repeal the law that forbids homosexuals from serving in the military. In recent weeks there have been conflicting reports about a timetable for the new, more heavily Democratic-controlled Congress to try to repeal the 1993 law that bans homosexuals from the military. The Washington Times reported that president-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to repeal the ban. The paper quoted two sources who advised the Obama transition team about the potentially explosive issue. But...
  • Time to Curb "Code Pink"

    06/05/2008 3:39:37 PM PDT · by trooprally · 32 replies · 228+ views
    NRO ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | Elaine Donnelly
    "Finally, a member of Congress has announced a laudable plan to do something about the abusive behavior of demonstrators of the anti-war left. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced legislation to deal with what he has described as “a growing number of our fellow citizens [who] are abusing their right of free expression through vandalism and violent protest aimed at military recruiters and those who wish to serve.”" Finally someone talking serious about Code Pink's anarchical activities. There are a lot more examples of Code Pink's crimes then noted in the article....
  • Analyst: Lifting homosexual ban could drive up HIV rates in the military, hurt readiness

    10/22/2007 12:02:08 PM PDT · by Finally Awake · 15 replies · 164+ views
    Analyst: Lifting homosexual ban could drive up HIV rates in the military, hurt readiness Chad Groening OneNewsNow.com October 22, 2007 A conservative military watchdog says there would be serious readiness problems in the military if the next president repealed the law that prohibits homosexuals from serving in the military. Hear this Report advertisement Elaine Donnelly is president of the Center for Military Readiness, based in Michigan. Earlier this month she sponsored a panel discussion on the likely social and disciplinary impact of repealing the 1993 law that bans homosexual conduct in the military. She says since that law was passed,...
  • Candidates Push Co-Ed Combat

    07/25/2007 3:09:28 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 19 replies · 575+ views
    NRO ^ | 7/25/07 | Elaine Donnelly
    It should raise eyebrows when Democratic presidential candidates, and particularly Sen. Hillary Clinton, say that 18-year-old girls should have to register with Selective Service. When the question came up during Monday’s “YouTube” debate on CNN, all of the candidates who answered—Sen. Christopher Dodd, Sen. Barack Obama, John Edwards, and Mike Gravel—said that they opposed the draft, but if there were one, women should be part of it. Hillary Clinton’s answer was particularly ironic, since her husband Bill Clinton famously avoided military service in the Vietnam era. I am not aware that young Chelsea Clinton, or the daughters of Pres. George...
  • Top Ten Conservative Women (no Laura Ingraham?!)

    12/06/2005 11:12:29 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 180 replies · 7,536+ views
    Ranked by the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute. To purchase the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute's 2006 Great American Conservative Women Calendar. Order today and guarantee delivery by Christmas. 1. Ann Coulter The author of four New York Times best-selling books, a television and radio commentator, attorney, Human Events legal affairs correspondent, nationally syndicated columnist, and the most popular campus speaker in the country.
  • Pentagon Doesn't Need an Office of Male Bashing

    11/14/2005 6:15:22 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies · 781+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11/11/05 | Elaine Donnelly
    Imagine these scenarios: A junior female soldier has an affair with an infantry officer in Iraq. When the relationship cools she revengefully accuses him of sexual assault. Her e-mailed complaint activates the Office of the Victim Advocate in the Pentagon. OVA officials pressure the accused officer’s commander to remove him from his unit on the eve of battle. At the Naval Academy, a female midshipman willingly parties with a classmate. Both have broken rules against alcohol and sex in Bancroft Hall, but to escape punishment she accuses him of sexual assault. The male midshipman is threatened with criminal prosecution and...
  • Mystery-Woman Miers (Has Supported ICC, Gay Adoptions, Tax Hikes; Some "Conservative," Huh...?)

    10/23/2005 5:34:36 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 310 replies · 3,374+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/03/2005 | Joseph Farrah
    WASHINGTON – Harriet Miers, President Bush's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, is on record as supporting the establishment of the International Criminal Court, homosexual adoptions, a major local tax increase and women in combat, WorldNetDaily has learned. While some conservative leaders and organizations were stunned by the appointment, most were not alarmed by the lack of a paper trail by the nominee who has never served as a judge at any level. But a profile of her positions as a leader of the American Bar Association, a Dallas city councilwoman and as presidential counselor...
  • Did Miers Allow Armed Forces to Flout Law?

    10/15/2005 1:54:46 PM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 11 replies · 506+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 10/14/05 | Elaine Donnelly
    Did Miers Allow Armed Forces to Flout Law? by Elaine Donnelly Posted Oct 14, 2005 There is no reason to doubt the integrity of Harriet Miers, a person whom President Bush trusts and has nominated to the Supreme Court. There is reason for concern, however, about her actions as White House counsel on legal matters affecting the military. Miers does not have a judicial paper trail, but to the greatest extent possible the Senate should consider her record as the President’s chief legal adviser. The Office of White House Counsel sits at the intersection of law, politics and policy. Given...
  • Allowing homosexuals would boost military recruitment, group argues

    07/26/2005 7:33:40 AM PDT · by Gunner9mm · 63 replies · 1,385+ views
    CNSNews ^ | July 26, 2005 | Alexa Moutevelis
    Allowing Homosexuals Would Boost Military Recruitment, Group Argues By Alexa Moutevelis CNSNews.com Correspondent July 26, 2005 (CNSNews.com) - A group that wants homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military said Monday that the military could attract as many as 41,000 new recruits if the ban on homosexuals were lifted. "The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law hangs like a 'Gays Not Welcome' sign outside the Pentagon's front door," said Sharra Greer, director of law and policy for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). "Thousands of lesbian and gay Americans are ready to answer our nation's call to service, but are turned...
  • Hunter/McHugh Amendment to Assert Congressional Oversight Over Women in Land Combat Issue

    05/23/2005 5:08:56 PM PDT · by strategofr · 197+ views
    CENTER FOR MILITARY READINESS ^ | May 23, 2005 | Elaine Donnelly, President
    You have probably read about passage of legislation by the House Armed Services Committee last Wednesday to codify women’s exemption from direct ground combat units, and support units that collocate with them. Contrary to many news reports, this Hunter/McHugh Amendment is stronger than an earlier version passed in the Military Personnel Subcommittee because it affects all branches of the service, not just the Army. During the debate late on Wednesday evening HASC Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Subcommittee Chairman John McHugh (R-NY) showed impressive leadership in explaining why the legislation is necessary. It is, as they said, entirely appropriate for...
  • Hunter/McHugh Bill to Codify DoD Regulations on Women in Land Combat – Your Help Needed

    05/13/2005 2:16:07 PM PDT · by strategofr · 8 replies · 293+ views
    CENTER FOR MILITARY READINESS | 5-13-05 | Elaine Donnelly
    Urgent Message To: Friends of CMR From: Elaine Donnelly, President, Center for Military Readiness Re: Hunter/McHugh Bill to Codify DoD Regulations on Women in Land Combat – Your Help Needed I am pleased to inform you that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has co-sponsored an amendment to the 2006 Defense Authorization Bill that would prevent top Army officials from unilaterally changing regulations that exempt female soldiers from having to serve in land combat-collocated support units. Chairman Hunter requested that Rep. John McHugh (R-NY), chairman of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, insert language into the National...
  • Stealth Plan for Women in Combat

    05/08/2005 8:14:22 AM PDT · by mike6181 · 56 replies · 1,435+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2005 | Elaine Donnelly
    Gen. Peter Schoomaker raised eyebrows when he dismissed as not a "gender issue" the women-in-combat controversy at an American Enterprise Institute symposium. The Army Chief of Staff April 11 answered a questioner who rightly praised the courage of female soldiers but expressed concern about the unprecedented number of women maimed or killed in Iraq (33, to date) and Afghanistan (5).
  • U.S. Army Defies Bush

    04/01/2005 10:02:43 AM PST · by hinterlander · 143 replies · 5,042+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 1, 2005 | Elaine Donnelly
    It's very late. Does the President know what the Army is doing? On the issue of women in land combat, it seems no one is in charge. High-level civilians are circumventing law and policy, members of Congress are being misled and decorated generals seem to have lost all perspective. President Bush has been a strong leader on national defense, which makes it difficult to understand why he is saying one thing, but the Pentagon is doing another. During an interview with the Washington Times in January, Bush declared, "No women in [land] combat." He was referring to current Defense Department...
  • The Army's Gender War: A new policy is unfair to both men and women soldiers.

    01/07/2005 8:59:28 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 30 replies · 938+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 07, 2005 | Elaine Donnelly
    I recently heard from a female soldier who feels betrayed by the Army. Calm but justifiably angry, the soldier said she is being assigned to a forward-support company that will "collocate" with the Army's new, modular infantry/armor land combat battalions. This is a serious change in policy, unfair to men and women soldiers alike. Under current regulations, women cannot be forced to serve in smaller direct ground-combat units such as infantry or armor battalions, or in companies that collocate with them. If the Defense Department wants to change these rules, law requires that the secretary must notify Congress no...
  • Thanksgiving 2004: Support for US Troops Still High

    11/25/2004 11:13:41 AM PST · by 2ThumbsUp · 11 replies · 506+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 25, 2004 | : Support for US Troops Still High
    The Department of Defense recently launched the America Supports You program, reportedly in response to the increased desire on the part of American citizens to express their encouragement for service men and women. Ebberts said "support [for the troops] is absolutely phenomenal. More and more Americans want to know how they can help." And the America Supports You website is already a hit, she said. During one recent morning, Ebberts recounted, "we had at least 12-hundred people go to the website to join the team, telling us about what they are doing for the troops. People want to show their...
  • Pentagon Recruiting Could Suffer After Boy Scout Decision

    11/19/2004 12:03:05 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 22 replies · 604+ views
    CNSNewsService ^ | Nov 19 04 | Kathleen Rhodes
    (CNSNews.com) - The Pentagon's decision to stop U.S. military bases from sponsoring Boy Scout troops is another example of political correctness, according to the leader of a military watchdog group, and will hurt the Defense Department's recruitment efforts in the long run. Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, told CNSNews.com Wednesday that with the Pentagon's new edict to military bases, a condition of settling a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the military is sending the wrong kind of message. "I don't think the Department of Defense should endorse that mindset (of the ACLU)...
  • Kerry Believed Vietnam Colleagues Would Have 'Fragged' Gay Commanding Officer

    10/22/2004 3:42:26 PM PDT · by cybersaint · 18 replies · 782+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Oct 22, 2004 | Elaine Donnelly
    The presidential debates covered many questions, but the issue of homosexuality in the military was not one of them. That is unfortunate, since voters should know where the two presidential candidates stand on this and other forms of social engineering in the military. The record of President George W. Bush is not perfect, but the doctrinaire views of his rival, Sen. John Kerry, are cause for serious concern. In 1993, Senator John Kerry cast his vote on the losing side of a veto-proof, bipartisan (63-33) vote against President Bill Clinton's plan to accommodate homosexuals in the military. But Kerry did...
  • Kerry Believed Vietnam Colleagues Would Have 'Fragged' Gay Commanding Officer

    10/22/2004 10:10:25 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 19 replies · 1,051+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 22, 2004 | Elaine Donnelly
    The presidential debates covered many questions, but the issue of homosexuality in the military was not one of them. That is unfortunate, since voters should know where the two presidential candidates stand on this and other forms of social engineering in the military. The record of President George W. Bush is not perfect, but the doctrinaire views of his rival, Sen. John Kerry, are cause for serious concern. In 1993, Senator John Kerry cast his vote on the losing side of a veto-proof, bipartisan (63-33) vote against President Bill Clinton's plan to accommodate homosexuals in the military. But Kerry did...
  • MILITARY TARGETED BY GAY ACTIVISTS

    10/18/2004 9:03:13 PM PDT · by 2ThumbsUp · 8 replies · 492+ views
    INA Today ^ | October 18, 2004 | Toby Westerman
    http://www.inatoday.com/ INA Today International News MILITARY TARGETED BY GAY ACTIVISTS October 18, 2004 By Toby Westerman Copyright 2004 International News Analysis Today www.inatoday.com Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, in an exclusive interview with International News Analysis Today, stated that homosexual rights activists are seeking a gay-friendly military. If they are successful, the ability of "straight" military personnel to effectively function would be compromised, according to Donnelly. Both the 2004 U.S. presidential election and a recently filed federal law suit may have a direct bearing upon the U.S. military's morale and readiness, Donnelly warned. MORE
  • Mean Girls in the Military

    06/28/2004 6:33:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 398+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/28/04 | Elaine Donnelly
    Members of Congress are demanding answers to their questions about scandalous behavior photographed at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. “How could this happen?” they ask. But this is not the first time that they have been warned about personal indiscipline and inferior training in the military. Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba observed in his scathing report that military police soldiers at Abu Ghraib were weak in basic military occupational skills. How could this happen? Consider the effect of co-ed basic training, imposed on the Army in 1994. Two years later, sex scandals erupted at Aberdeen Proving Ground and basic training facilities....
  • What Women Wanted - Reagan appealed to and developed a generation of female conservatives

    06/10/2004 5:04:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 806+ views
    NRO ^ | June 07, 2004 | Elaine Donnelly
    Every year in February, in observance of Valentine's Day as well as the birthday of Ronald Reagan, I display in my home a framed memento of the great former president. The small white presidential campaign placard, inscribed with the words "Women for Reagan" on a large red heart, bears a treasured autograph of Reagan himself. Feminists will never credit him for this, but President Reagan motivated an entire generation of women to enter public life. Most Women for Reagan became involved in the political process not in spite of his conservative views, but because of them, and went on to...
  • Court spurns pilot's appeal (failed, whiny female Navy pilot loses)

    05/18/2004 9:56:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies · 280+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/18/04 | Seper
    <p>The Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear an appeal from one of the first women trained to fly U.S. Navy combat jets, who claimed during a lengthy and contentious court battle that an advocacy group ruined her military career with a smear campaign questioning her abilities as a pilot.</p>
  • QUESTIONS ABOUT ABU GHRAIB - Mean Girls in the Military

    05/17/2004 3:11:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 238+ views
    The Center for Military Readiness ^ | 5/28/2004 | Elaine Donnelly
    Members of Congress are demanding answers to their questions about scandalous behavior photographed at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. “How could this happen?” they ask. But this is not the first time that they have been warned about personal indiscipline and inferior training in the military. Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba observed in his scathing report that military police soldiers at Abu Ghraib were weak in basic military occupational skills. How could this happen? Consider the effect of co-ed basic training, imposed on the Army in 1994. Two years later, sex scandals erupted at Aberdeen Proving Ground and basic training facilities....
  • Americans for the Military Petition to President George W. Bush

    01/26/2004 2:45:14 PM PST · by Oschisms · 18 replies · 347+ views
    Center for Military Readiness ^ | Sept. 7, 2003 | Elaine Donnelly
    Petition to President George W. Bush Whereas, the nation is proud of the men and women who are serving their country well in the War on Terrorism, and the Commander-in-Chief who leads them; and Whereas, some activists are trying to use the capture, serious injury, and/or death of female enlisted soldiers in a support unit ambushed in Iraq as an excuse to promote radical feminist objectives, such as the inclusion of uniformed women in Special Forces helicopters, submarines, and many land combat units; and Whereas, the majority of military women, especially enlisted soldiers, have been affected by the previous administration's...
  • Female Casualties in Iraq Not Played Up

    01/02/2004 2:11:19 PM PST · by FlyLow · 158 replies · 700+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-2-04 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON - Female American troops in Iraq have killed Iraqis with bombs and bullets. They've won medals for valor and Purple Hearts for combat wounds. They've been captured as prisoners of war, killed by enemy fire and buried as heroes in Arlington National Cemetery. American women have participated more extensively in combat in Iraq than in any previous war in U.S. history. They've taken roles nearly inconceivable just a decade or two ago - flying fighter jets and attack helicopters, patrolling streets armed with machine guns and commanding units of mostly male soldiers. Seven have been killed in combat. Yet...
  • JESSICA LYNCH REALITY SHATTERS AMAZON MYTHS - Time to Fix Clinton-era Policies on Women in Combat

    11/11/2003 6:54:44 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 103 replies · 413+ views
    The Center for Military Readiness ^ | 11/10/2003 | Elaine Donnely
    After months of secrecy and media diversion, now we know that former prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch was brutally raped by Iraqi thugs, shortly after she survived the horrific ambush of her 507th Maintenance Unit in Iraq. We need brave women in the military, but no one’s daughter should have to suffer an ordeal comparable to that experienced by the 19 year-old Lynch—Not in the name of women’s careers, men’s resentment, military necessity, or anything else. Private Lynch reportedly feels used by the Department of Defense, which filmed her rescue and released a morale-boosting video that raised the eyebrows...
  • Libel-suit ruling seen by year's end (affirmative action former Navy Pilot whine)

    09/23/2003 3:14:33 PM PDT · by pabianice · 5 replies · 173+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/23/03 | Scarborough
    <p>A federal appeals court is expected to rule before year's end on a 7-year-old libel lawsuit that pits a pioneer Navy pilot against prominent activist Elaine Donnelly and her Center for Military Readiness.</p> <p>Former Navy pilot Carey D. Lohrenz has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a district court judge who dismissed her suit against Mrs. Donnelly. A three-judge panel of the district court heard oral arguments last week.</p>
  • Libel-suit ruling seen by year's end

    09/22/2003 10:51:41 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>A federal appeals court is expected to rule before year's end on a 7-year-old libel lawsuit that pits a pioneer Navy pilot against prominent activist Elaine Donnelly and her Center for Military Readiness.</p> <p>Former Navy pilot Carey D. Lohrenz has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse a district court judge who dismissed her suit against Mrs. Donnelly. A three-judge panel of the district court heard oral arguments last week.</p>
  • CMR LAUNCHES AMERICANS FOR THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN

    09/22/2003 10:46:52 AM PDT · by Gunner9mm · 17 replies · 230+ views
    Center for Military Readiness ^ | Sep 2003 | Elaine Donnelly
    CMR LAUNCHES AMERICANS FOR THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN Petition asks President Bush to Revise Clinton-Era Social Engineering in the Military Contact: Elaine Donnelly, President CMR For Immediate Release info@cmrlink.org September 9, 2003 America is extremely proud of the men and women who continue to serve in the War on Terrorism, but questions persist about the consequences of Clinton-era social engineering in the military. In the earliest days of the fierce Battle of Iraq, the nation learned of the violent capture of three brave female soldiers. Two were single mothers, and one of them never came home. Many people have asked what...
  • ENLISTED WOMEN OPPOSED TO COMBAT ASSIGNMENTS

    09/04/2003 1:15:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 282+ views
    The Center for Military Readiness ^ | 9/3/2003 | Elaine Donnelly
    Army Stops Asking Questions About Land Combat Feminist activists and their friends in the media keep insisting that military women strongly desire the “opportunity” to serve in land combat units. But is that true? Opinion surveys done by the Army indicate that the majority of military women are strongly opposed to combat assignments—especially if it means being forced into combat on an “equal” basis with men. According to the General Accounting Office (GAO), quoting a study done by the Rand Corporation in 1998, only 10% of female privates and corporals agreed that “women should be treated exactly like men and...
  • Please Sign This Petition to President George W. Bush on Women in Combat

    07/23/2003 10:41:00 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 256 replies · 740+ views
    In the earliest days of the fierce Battle of Iraq, the nation learned of the violent capture of three brave female soldiers. Two were single mothers, and one of them never came home. Feminists have rushed to exploit the tragedies of that day by renewing their drive to put other women into all close combat units, including special operations forces and related helicopters, submarines, and even the infantry and armor. In defense of sound personnel policies in the armed forces, the Center for Military Readiness has launched a national Americans for the Military petition campaign. We are asking President Bush...
  • Democratic Contributor is Back Picking Personnel at Pentagon

    07/18/2003 7:06:58 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 3 replies · 244+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 18, 2003 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Prominent homosexual rights activist Stephen Herbits, who, according to the national homosexual magazine Advocate, has contributed $17,000 to Democratic candidates, is back at work screening political appointees to President Bush’s Pentagon. Herbits also screened Defense Department personnel early in the Bush Administration. In response to a query from HUMAN EVENTS, Cmdr. Donald Sewell of the Pentagon public affairs office e-mailed this statement on July 10: "Mr. Herbits is an intermittent consultant to the Department of Defense assisting the Office of the Secretary on organizational and personnel matters. He served as Secretary [Donald] Rumsfeld’s special assistant during his first tour at...
  • UNRESOLVED QUESTIONS: THE MYSTERY OF PFC. LYNCH: What We Need to Know About “Bloody Sunday”

    07/08/2003 5:27:49 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies · 1,100+ views
    Center for Military Readiness ^ | 6/24/2003 | Elaine Donnelly
    The Center for Military Readiness, an independent public policy organization that specializes in military personnel issues, hopes that Army officials will investigate and answer the following questions about the ambush of the 507th Maintenance Unit, and the subsequent rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch. It is impossible to make sound decisions on any major personnel policy, such as women in combat, until relevant facts are known: 1. A disturbing video of apparently executed soldiers was shown on Aljazeera TV, together with the frightened faces of Spec. Shoshana Johnson and four male captives. One month later, the remains of the last-identified casualty...
  • Serving at greater risk?

    04/22/2003 12:42:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 152+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2003 | Elaine Donnelly
    <p>The entire nation has been moved by the dramatic stories of three female soldiers captured from a maintenance unit in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom. First we saw the grisly sight of several slain soldiers, and the frightened face of Spec. Shoshana Johnson, single mother of a 2-year-old. She and four others were interrogated on videotape, moved around Iraq by their captors, and recently found by American forces.</p>
  • Serving Up The Lives Of Soldiers, All For A Jessica Lynch Photo Op

    04/08/2003 10:30:11 AM PDT · by F_Cohen · 324 replies · 794+ views
    Toogoodreports.com ^ | Tuesday, April 8 | Lowell Phillips
    Serving Up The Lives Of Soldiers, All For A Jessica Lynch Photo Op By Lowell Phillips Tuesday, April 8, 2003 ToogoodReports.com Even before the reports of "heroics" by former POW Jessica Lynch began to surface the calls were sounding for women to be put in frontline combat. As the days pass and Hollywood reps looking to make a buck and pundits and politicians with an agenda latch on to her, the volume will increase, truth will fade further, the goal may be achieved, and more people will die that need not. In reality, the yet to be confirmed accounts of...
  • Female Trouble : Women In War Face Worse Risks Than Men

    03/28/2003 10:21:58 PM PST · by Dajjal · 42 replies · 669+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 27, 2003 | Elaine Donnelly
    March 27, 2003, 7:30 a.m. Female TroubleWomen in war face worse risks than men.By Elaine Donnelly Many Americans were surprised to learn of the plight of an enlisted woman captured as the first female prisoner of war in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Army Specialist Shoshana Johnson, 30-year-old single mother of a two-year-old daughter, was seen on videotape, terrified, in the hands of Iraqi irregulars. Her captors had just killed and desecrated the bodies of several soldiers taken prisoner when their Army maintenance unit went astray on March 23. Later came the news that Pfc. Jessica Lynch, a supply clerk, is...
  • Female prisoners of war: feminism's triumph?

    03/28/2003 12:10:59 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 121 replies · 462+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | March 28, 2003 | Rich Lowry
    The captured American Army Specialist Shoshana Johnson, by all accounts, had no intention of becoming a feminist icon. A note of unseemly glee has greeted the tragedy of her falling into the hands of the Iraqis, as if to say, "Look, women can be prisoners of war, too!" The New York Times ran an editorial titled "The Pinking of the Armed Forces," hailing Johnson's capture a reminder of how the American military has evolved, slowly and sometimes reluctantly, into an organization where the dangerous jobs of war are performed by both sexes." One can only wait for other leaps ahead...
  • Female captive first since Pentagon altered rule.

    03/24/2003 9:21:00 PM PST · by bonesmccoy · 311 replies · 458+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2003 | Joyce Howard Price
    <p>One of the five U.S. soldiers captured by Iraqi forces and questioned on Iraqi television is the first female POW since the Clinton administration's military leaders repealed a rule barring servicewomen from positions with a high risk of encountering enemy fire or capture.</p>