Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Women in Combat


The USMC said they would never reduce standards for those who want to be combat Marines.  Now the Marines have been unable to get any women through their courses and are talking about reducing the standards to make that happen.

They will say the standard is being "changed" or "revised" not reduced.  They will say the standard will reflect the new realities of the battlefield of today.  One technique is to drop the standard that is a problem.  If women can't climb an 8 foot high fence, then just eliminate fence climbing for everyone.  That way they can claim the standard has not been lowered.

The other thing that happens is the command says to pass these recruits.  And by some miracle, everyone will pass.  What constitutes a push up?  Perhaps climbing the high fence can be done with a little push from below.  If the politicians command it, our Marines will make it happen, no matter the deleterious effect on national security; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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