Despite what he acknowledged as “challenges” in doing so, Defense Secretary Ash Carter will order that all combat jobs be open to women in an effort to appease feminists. He is doing this against the arguments of the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman according to an associated press report.
The military had already been aggressively looking to “diversify” itself to appease a feminist President and ease the pressure it receives from feminist groups each year.
“Carter’s order opens the final 10 percent of military positions to women, and allows them to serve in the military’s most demanding and difficult jobs, including as special operations forces, such as the Army Delta units and Navy SEALs.”
In fact he did this despite warnings from the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman:
“The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Gen. Joseph Dunford, former Marine Corps commandant, had argued that the Marines should be allowed to keep women out of certain front-line combat jobs, citing studies showing that mixed-gender units aren’t as capable as all-male units. Carter said he came to a different conclusion, but he said the integration of women into the combat jobs will be deliberate and methodical and will address the Marine Corps concerns.”
The Defense Secretary’s decision flies in the face of reason, common sense and the recent history of trying to get women into these more intense combat roles.
“That truth is particularly relevant in light of the recent failure of all 45 hand-picked, highly fit women to complete Ranger training and Marine-officer combat training. The 45 women were part of an effort to meet a 2016 deadline mandating that all combat roles, including special forces, be opened up to women — an ideologically driven, reality-challenged initiative.
Putting women into close combat roles isn’t fair to the men who will be relying on them, and isn’t fair to the women who will find themselves continuously at a deadly disadvantage. When we send our soldiers into combat we should be giving them the best possible chance of succeeding and surviving. While women are equal to or better than men at many tasks, they simply aren’t when it comes to combat. Substituting men with far less combat-capable women is profoundly unfair, immoral, and utterly unnecessary.”
The Defense Secretary’s crazy defense of his new policy
“But the senior defense official said that while Carter recognizes there may be difficulties in opening the jobs to women, he has made his decision and all the services will follow it.
Answering a question from a Marine in Sicily, Carter said, “You have to recruit from the American population. Half the American population is female. So I’d be crazy not to be, so to speak, fishing in that pond for qualified service members.”
So he claims that he would be “crazy” to ignore one half of the population when looking for qualified service members. Ok first and foremost he knows how difficult it is to even find women who would even be interested in joining the military. So really the vast majority of that “half of the population” is not even interested.
Then when you take the tiny fraction of the female population you have to take those who while being interested, can actually pass the rigorous physical tests required to do these jobs. Then when you weed out all the women who can’t pass the rigorous physical tests and you get to those who can – they have to pass the mental training.
They have to be able to become a ruthless killing machine – that is what a solider is on the battlefield and especially in the special ops fields. Can this woman who is physically able handle the emotional task of quietly slitting the throat of an enemy combatant when she is infiltrating any enemy strong hold?
So then if you find that one in a million woman who can physically and mentally do the job – then you have to think of unit cohesion. This is a huge issue in the military. If you don’t have good unit cohesion people die and the mission fails.
So no he is not crazy to ignore half the population (women) when recruiting for frontline combat jobs Mr. Secretary, rather it is crazy to try and pretend that even if you can find that rare woman who can actually do the job both mentally and physically that it will not affect unit cohesion and the capability of our fighting forces.
Trying to pretend that men and women are equally built for combat – that is crazy Mr. Secretary.
I grow tired of this President and those who serve under his command sacrificing our nation’s safety on the altar to their false god – diversity.
Sometimes diversity is a good thing, other times diversity can get a lot of people killed.
God did not mean for women to be in combat
God tells us in his Word the primary reasons that he made women.
He made them to be help meets for men:
“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” – Genesis 2:18 (KJV)
And he determined that women should do these primary tasks in her pursuit of her help meet role:
“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”
Women are to marry, bear children and take care of their homes in service to their husbands and in service to their God.
God does not call women to be soldiers. This is something he made men to do as King David states:
“Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth myhands to war, and my fingers to fight” – Psalm 144:1 (KJV)
What about Deborah?
Some feminists try and point to Deborah as an example of women in combat.
But they ignore Deborah’s own opposition to going into battle with the men when she was requested – and really she did no combat but was only their for moral support:
“6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the Lord God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun?
7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.
8 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.
9 And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the Lord shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.” – Judges 4:6-9(KJV)
You can see here that Deborah was not anxious to go into the arena of men which was war. She was begged to go by a cowardly man who should have led his men. She even shames him by saying God would take away the honor from him and give the honor of Israel’s victory to a woman – which was a shame on the men.
Just as Deborah knew – God did not design women for war.
We need to stop following the lies of feminism and egalitarianism and return to God’s design for men and women.