Integrating women into combat reduces effectiveness, harms unit cohesion
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By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2015

As the military completes testing to open combat positions to women, critics say that lawmakers and defense officials are ignoring reports that suggest integrating women into ground warfare would reduce effectiveness in battle and harm unit cohesion.

Others doubt the ability of women to pass the rigorous training required to be an elite Army Ranger, Marine commando or Navy SEAL, as already this year a high percentage of female service members have dropped out of such training.

Military leaders told members of Congress last week that they will meet the deadline to open combat positions to women by 2016, and expect to finalize the rules for those changes by this fall.

“We are on track to meet the deadlines. And I personally have received … interim update[s] about how it’s all going. And I feel pretty good about it,” Air Force Secretary Deborah James said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

But critics of women serving in combat say members of Congress are not asking enough questions and instead are going along with a political goal of the Obama administration that will ultimately harm the military.

“Congress hasn’t had any hearings,” said Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness. “There is no way women can be accommodated in the combat arms without a number of negative consequences that really can’t be justified. There’s no trade-off.”

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They should try keeping women and men in separate units.

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(2015 Mar 24 20:55)W. R. Wrote:  They should try keeping women and men in separate units.

Imagine being a general, and having to decide between two of those units to send on highly dangerous missions... On top of practicalities, these supposedly military men would have to consider the political aspects of domestic reactions to the potential casualties. It´s a joke.

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(2015 Mar 24 21:19)Osweo Wrote:  Imagine being a general, and having to decide between two of those units to send on highly dangerous missions... On top of practicalities, these supposedly military men would have to consider the political aspects of domestic reactions to the potential casualties. It´s a joke.

Depends whether you're a general in the People's Army or a general in the US infantry.

Personally I'd agree that segregated units would be better than mixed ones. For the sake of everyone involved.

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(2015 Mar 24 21:19)Osweo Wrote:  Imagine being a general, and having to decide between two of those units to send on highly dangerous missions... On top of practicalities, these supposedly military men would have to consider the political aspects of domestic reactions to the potential casualties. It´s a joke.

Israeli generals in such cases send men, do they not? Isn't this the policy of the Israeli army: women are generally for easier tasks (instructors and so on)? Jews know what they do.

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