What is perhaps most striking about Secretary Panetta's action is that it reverses the combat exclusion policy that...
The Scriptures are laid before us providing millennia of experience and guidance, yet we refuse to learn. Warriors in the field decry this latest decision based on their hard experience learned in deadly combat. Yet those who "fight" from their office chairs and committee rooms make policies with no regard of either. It seems that we want our own Gallipoli. Heaven bless and keep our warriors and those who serve them. It is obvious that so many of our leaders will not.
With little discussion or fanfare, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat that has been in effect for as long as there has been a U.S. military. Feminists and some women serving in the military are applauding the move as a victory for equal rights. They claim that justice requires nothing short of opening all positions to females, regardless of the consequences to combat effectiveness, unit cohesion, or military readiness, factors whose importance they minimize in any event.
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