Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Women in Combat

Another day, another ideologically-driven social experiment gone awry.

Remember the brouhaha over how the military was going to open combat positions to women. Let's see how it's working out.

The Marine Corps is now allowing women to take the Infantry Officer Course. As of now all of the women who have taken it have failed.

The Marine Corps Times reports the results:

Four more women took on the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course on Thursday and washed out, the latest chapter in the service’s ongoing research into which roles women should be able to fill in combat.

The women failed the school’s introductory Combat Endurance Test, a grueling exam designed to assess physical strength, stamina and the ability to make decisions while exhausted. They were recruited on a voluntary basis to attempt IOC at Quantico, Va.

All told, 81 male and female Marines began the initial endurance test yesterday at Quantico. Sixty-five men passed; 12 male Marines and four female Marines did not, said Capt. Maureen Krebs, a Marine spokeswoman at the Pentagon.

Will the Marines now revise their physical standards? We await developments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Will the Marines now revise their physical standards?"

Yes. Successfully prosecuting wars is an abstraction that ideologically-minded politicians can ill-afford. After all, she wants to serve in combat, and if she wants something we all must...