Now that’s the way to assure the survival of females in combat — since females can now serve in combat positions within the US military services.
by Barbara Boland
(CNSNews.com) — Females in the Marine Corps currently are not required to do pull-ups as part of their physical training, and a deadline mandating that they do at least 3 pull-ups by Jan. 1, 2014 as part of their training has been delayed for at least a year, the Corps quietly announced on social media.
Unlike their female counterparts, male Marines have long been required to do at least 3 pullups as part of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT). That’s the minimum requirement for males.
Currently, “women aren’t able to make the minimum standard of three pull-ups,” Marine spokesman Capt. Eric Flanagan told CNSNews.com. Fifty-five percent of female recruits tested at the end of boot camp were unable to do three pull-ups (1 percent of male recruits also failed).
Marine officers told NPR off-the-record that, given the three-pull-ups rule, they were afraid of losing “not only new recruits, but also current female Marines who can’t pass the test.”
Women in the Marine Corps will be allowed into ground combat in 2016. The delay in meeting men’s physical standards has raised questions about “whether women have the physical strength to handle ground combat,” reported NPR.
“‘If you can’t pull yourself up, have the decency to pull yourself out,’ Ralph Peters, a retired Army officer and military historian, told Time.com. “‘The military, despite all the post-modern technology, is still essentially physical.’”
With that in mind, I recommend the exchange between Time Magazine and retired Army Lt Col Robert Maginnis in reference to his book “Deadly Consequences: How Cowards Are Pushing Women into Combat.” It turns out he is completely correct in his fears:
Time: What’s the key thing you learned in writing Deadly Consequences: How Cowards Are Pushing Women into Combat?
Perhaps the most insightful exchange between Time and Lt Col McGinnis? The following:
What do you think will happen, given the push to let women serve in combat, if the nation ever needs to reinstitute the draft?
Lifting all combat exclusions for women virtually guarantees that the Supreme Court will declare male-only conscription unconstitutional.
And a return to the draft is far more likely than most people realize. The unsustainably high cost of the all-volunteer force, especially with $17 trillion in national debt, and the expected requirements of future military operations will probably lead to a resumption of the draft, however politically unpopular it might be.
When that happens, women will be drafted and forced into ground combat roles.
How about it, young little urban Baby Mommas and Valley Girl chickies? Ready for your being drafted into the US military for combat?
Gird thy thongs.