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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Deadly Consequences for Women in Combat

The Pentagon has lifted its ban on women in direct military combat. That means President Obama will be sending wives, mothers, sisters and daughters into the most brutal violence known to man. This is bad policy that Congress must investigate and change. A new book called Deadly Consequences: How Cowards Are Pushing Women Into Combat by Robert Maginnis chastises the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other senior officers who act more like politicians than authentic military leaders. Maginnis debunks every argument given by those pushing women in combat. He calls it an outrageous idea, and explains the detrimental effects it will have on our nation, including reduced readiness, loss of the warrior spirit, the physical suffering of women, and forcing women to be drafted.

The feminists who are pushing to get women in combat call it an equal rights issue. But it's not. The Army Physical Fitness Test has already been degraded. For example, men must do 72 push-ups, women only 42.

The author of this frank and informative book calls for Congressional hearings that include testimony from men who have really fought in direct hand-to-hand combat: veterans of the battles of Fallujah in Iraq, Vietnam vets who participated in the Tet offensive, and Korean war warriors. The horrors of these men's experiences as fighters should be a wake up call to Congress (only 1/4th of whom have ever served in the armed forces) and to the public that has been misled by Hollywood portrayals of female warriors.

This author, Robert Maginnis, says, women in combat is not good for women, not good for America, and not good for the world. It will degrade our ability to defend our country. The name of this helpful and timely book is Deadly Consequences: How Cowards Are Pushing Women Into Combat.

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