What Do Female Olympians Know that the Pentagon Doesn’t?
For years, feminists have insisted that military women couldn’t wait to be treated like men in “tip of the spear” direct ground combat units. Now that their social experiment is underway, Pentagon officials are having trouble finding women who want to participate.The Army’s top enlisted man, Sgt. Maj. Dan Dailey, recently found it necessary to beg female non-commissioned officers to “step up” and transfer into combat arms units such as the infantry.  Shortages of female NCOs should not have been a surprise. Smart women won’t put their careers and health at disproportionate risk just to prove bogus theories about “gender equality.” ... Read More
Carter Takes LGBT Agenda to Extremes
On June 30, just before the end of "LGBT Equality Month,” Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that transgender individuals may serve openly in the military. The news conference transcript reveals that Secretary Carter was oblivious to the full impact of what he had just announced.
A reporter asked whether the Defense Department would add “gender identity” or “transgender status” to Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) regulations that ban discrimination based on race, creed, color, gender, or national origin. At first Carter said, “I don’t know the specific answer to that.” After prompting, he agreed that it would “make sense” to recognize transgenderism as a special non-discrimination class.Read More
Myths about gender equality in the military are starting to crumble under the pressure of actual experience. Witness the recent Associated Press report that 6 of 7 female Marine recruits failed to qualify in training for direct ground combat assignments.The women deserve credit for trying, but it matters that 86 percent of them, compared to 3 percent of the men, could not meet gender-neutral tests of upper body strength, stamina, and running speed. Mostly-civilian “experts” had predicted that 200 women per year would qualify for ground combat assignments. The emperor's new clothes, it seems, are getting a bit gauzy. ... Read More
Yesterday, President Barack Obama and Secretary Carter overruled the best professional advice of the U.S. Marine Corps in matters involving life, death, and national security. Secretary Carter also broke his own promise to base his decision on the quality of scientific research behind the military services’ recommendations.This Executive Summary of the Interim CMR Special Report – Part II, which CMR released on Tuesday, highlights in Section A empirical data and findings that the Secretary has ignored at great peril. Section B refutes unworkable “mitigation” proposals that the services are supposed to implement by April Fool’s Day, 2016. ... Read More
U.S. Marine Corps Research Findings: Where is the Case for Co-Ed Ground Combat?
The Center for Military Readiness has released a new two-section, 38-page Interim CMR Special Report that analyzes recently-released results of U.S. Marine Corps research done on the subject of Women in Direct Ground Combat. Data released to date confirm that implementation of plans to order women into direct ground combat units by January 2016 would needlessly harm military women, men in the combat arms, and the All-Volunteer Force on which national security depends.
CMR President Elaine Donnelly has called on Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to honor his own promise that his decision regarding women in close combat recommendations would rely on “the analytic underpinnings and the data supporting them.” By that measure, Donnelly said, “Secretary Carter must assign greater weight to Marine Corps empirical evidence than he does to wishful thinking, unsupported speculations, and ‘mitigation myths.’ “Read More