Filed under: Bureaucracy, Domestic Policy, History, Military, National Security, Politics, Progressivism, The United States, Women | Tags: Representative Duncan Hunter, Representative Ryan Zinke, Women in the Military
Since the Department of Defense has declared women are to have access to all combat roles. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, and Rep. Ryan Zinke, a retired Navy SEAL commander have introduced a bill in the House to include women in the draft. The act would require women between the ages of 18 and 26 to register for the draft just 90 days after Secretary Ash Carter tells Congress that all military jobs are now open to women who qualify.
Hunter believes that allowing women in all combat roles is irresponsible, especially after the Marine Corps has strenuously objected as has the special operations community, and he might even vote against it as it moves through the annual defense operations process. Rep. Zinke agreed that women can play an invaluable role in war. His daughter was a Navy Diver, and women can gain access to strategic sites that men could not. But front-line combat positions are dangerous.
There are many roles where women are well suited, but the Administration’s plan to force all front-line combat positions and Special Forces roles to integrate women into their units is dangerous and reckless. The advice from the military comes from the people who have been in combat on the front lines and know what is involved. The Administration is once again substituting political correctness for common sense, and its own unfamiliarity with things military.
At a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing this week Marine General Robert Neller and Army General Mark Milley both stated that if the restrictions on women in combat positions is lifted, than all eligible and qualified men and women should register for the draft.
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