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CMR LEGAL DEFENSE UPDATE
BACKGROUND: On April 22, 1996, a lawsuit was filed in the Washington D.C. U.S. District Court against the Center for Military Readiness--an independent, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization that specializes in military personnel issues--and CMR President Elaine Donnelly. The... Read More
15 Jan 02
Tags Congress/Legislation, Judicial/Legal Matters
PREGNANT RESERVISTS NOT DEPLOYED
Plans to call up pregnant soldiers for active duty in the aftermath of the September 11 Attack on America were reportedly reversed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, David Chu. According to Insight magazine, Pentagon planners were stunned to learn that when President... Read More
14 Jan 02
Tags Sexual Misconduct
THE TAILHOOK SCANDALS
On October 15, 1993, Rear Admiral Riley Mixson, Chief of the Navy's Air Warfare Division, received a letter of censure from new Secretary of the Navy John Dalton. Dalton hit Mixson for being responsible for the arrangements of the 1991 Tailhook convention, the military's worst sex scandal in... Read More
14 Jan 02
Tags Sexual Misconduct
NEW YORK TIMES INSULTS MEMORY OF RETIRED NAVAL OFFICER...
Four days after the September 11 Attack on America, the New York Times published an obituary of retired Rear Adm. Wilson "Bud" Flagg, who was a passenger on the American Airlines flight that was seized by terrorists and slammed into the Pentagon. The astonishingly insensitive item highlights... Read More
14 Jan 02
Tags Sexual Misconduct
BRITISH STUDY FINDS FEMALE SOLDIERS “TOO WEAK” FOR LAND...
An extensive study ordered by British Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has reportedly recommended that women should not be allowed to fight in the front line. Citing evidence gathered over 18 months, the "Combat Effectiveness Gender Study" concluded that females lack the strength and stamina needed... Read More
14 Jan 02
Tags Women in the Military
ARMY COMIC BOOK MISREPRESENTS LAW ON GAYS IN THE MILITARY
The Army has issued a comic book-style guide for soldiers that purports to "clarify" the rules for reporting prohibited homosexual conduct, and for refraining from harassing suspected homosexuals. Titled "Dignity and Respect: A Training Guide on Homosexual Conduct Policy," the full-color... Read More
14 Jan 02
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
THE HOMOSEXUAL EXCLUSION LAW vs. THE CLINTON "DON’T ASK,...
The question of whether professed homosexuals are eligible to serve in the military remains unclear to many observers, even though Congress passed a law in 1993 that excludes homosexuals from the military. Read More
07 Jan 02
Tags Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
THE CREDIBILITY CRISIS
The following article addressed issues of military culture, as raised in an earlier article written by Sara Lister, who served as Army Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Personnel during the Clinton years. (In 1997, Ms. Lister caused great controversy by referring to the Marines as... Read More
04 Jan 02
Tags Military Culture/Diversity
CO-ED TRAINING DAMAGES HEALTH OF WOMEN SOLDIERS
A British Army doctor has confirmed that female soldiers are paying for "equal opportunities" with a much higher risk of injury than men during basic training. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Lt. Col. Ian Gemmell noted that women’s rates of injury doubled when... Read More
03 Jan 02
Tags Training Standards & Health
HASC Members Question Army Plans for Women in Land Combat
Twenty-eight members of the House Armed Services Committee, including five sub-committee chairmen and three Democrats, have signed a formal letter addressed to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, asking about the status of various issues involving women in the military. Read More
01 Jan 02
Tags Women in the Military
GRIM TOLL OF MILITARY WOMEN KILLED IN WAR
149 Women Killed in War on Terror Since the attack on America on  September 11, 2001 ,  a total of 149 women deployed to  Afghanistan,  Iraq, Kuwait , and Syria have lost their lives in service to America. Most Americans, and even members of the... Read More
01 Apr 13