The Marine Corps Against Political Correctness — Leaders Are Set to Challenge the Obama Administration

The Marine Corps is expected to ask that women not be allowed to compete for several front-line combat jobs, inflaming tensions between Navy and Marine leaders, U.S. officials say. The tentative decision has ignited a debate over whether Navy Secretary Ray Mabus can veto any Marine Corps proposal to prohibit women from serving in certain infantry and reconnaissance positions. And it puts Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Marine Corps commandant who takes over soon as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at odds with the other three military services, who are expected to open all of their combat jobs to women. Mabus has responded with sheer PC nonsense: “I’m not going to ask for an exemption for the Marines, and it’s not going to make them any less fighting effective,” he said, adding that the Navy SEALs also will not seek any waivers. “I think they will be a stronger force because a more diverse force is a stronger force. And it will not make them any less lethal.” A more diverse force is a stronger force? Is this guy a university dean or the leader of arguably — pound-for-pound — America’s most deadly fighting force? Rather than reciting Ivy League slogans, perhaps he should pay attention to the actual evidence: Women in a new Marine Corps unit created to assess how female service members perform in combat were injured twice as often as men, less accurate with infantry weapons and not as good at removing wounded troops from the battlefield, according to the results of a long-awaited study produced by the service. I know I’m only a JAG officer, but even I know that accuracy is directly relevant to lethality — as is the ability to stay in the fight without getting injured. And that’s not even taking into account the profoundly important issue of unit cohesion. The Marines are fighting a valiant rear-guard action, but they’re in a race with the PC clock. The left wants to transform the military as much as it can before it faces a new president, and social justice warriors firmly believes that social justice delayed is social justice denied.

Agreed,,  Attorney, and U.S, Army Reserve officer (Major), David French nails it yet again.  And, yeah..  He may be a JAG officer… But, he got a Bronze Star in Iraq…nuff said.

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