Jerry920 sends us a link to the Associated Press which reports that Ashton Carter, the Secretary of Defense has directed the service chiefs to open all military occupational specialties to the fairer sex, you know, despite the push back that he got from some of them.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Joseph Dunford, former Marine Corps commandant, had argued that the Marines should be allowed to keep women out of certain front-line combat jobs, citing studies showing that mixed-gender units aren’t as capable as all-male units. Carter’s decision was a rejection of that argument.
Carter’s order will let women serve in the military’s most grueling and difficult jobs, including as special operations forces, such as the Army Delta units and Navy SEALs, according to the defense official.
The decision comes after several years of study, and will wipe away generations of limits on how and where women can fight for their country.
Yeah, several years of study that was wasted, because we all knew how it was going to end regardless of the results of the studies. Now we can waste more money to make the social justice warriors happy – the same social justice warriors who aren’t the least bit interested in occupying those jobs themselves.
So, when are Carter and the others going to answer my question – how will this help us kill more enemy and win wars?
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