Over the past few weeks I’ve offered a few of my own admittedly amateurish thoughts about women-in-combat.
Now, the Center for Military Readiness has put out a far more comprehensive report on the issue. My thanks to the reader who passed it along to me.
Here’s a brief sample:
Combat effectiveness in war cannot be taken for granted. Nor can it withstand relentless pressures to lower standards in order to meet "diversity metrics." It is not right to impose on elite combat units the weight of social complications that will result in more casualties, more deaths, and even failed missions due to higher injury rates, and issues of non-deployability and sexual misconduct that have gotten worse in all other military communities.
Most military women do not want this, and they are not to blame for the folly of policy makers such as Secretary Panetta and the Army's top leaders. All are following orders from our irresponsible Commander in Chief, who is trying to cut Congress and the American people out of the decision-making process.
It’s a long and detailed report, well worth a read.