January 24, 2013
Women in Combat: And Then What?
It seems that Leon Panetta is preparing to launch a very large wrecking ball of political correctness on his way out -- to lift the ban on women in combat: Leon Panetta, in one of his last acts as President Obama's defense secretary, is preparing to announce the policy change, which would open hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. Reading that news immediately brought to mind some wisdom from a 2010 piece on WND by military historian/conservative commentator Resa LaRu Kirkland (aka the blogger "Warchick"). In her column, Kirkland reprinted an anonymous letter written by a soldier on the "don't ask, don't tell" policy change. The letter also included a discussion of the impact that female presence can have on combat missions. Relevant portions are excerpted below: Despite recent mission changes that reflect a greater focus on stability operations, i.e., nation-building, the...(Read Full Post)