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The Turret Gunner Was a She

GRusling Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 9:02 AM
As a result,men will instinctively ignore the "mission" to protect the females in their unit. They won't think about it or plan for it, they'll simply react, and as a result the mission becomes secondary and more people die. Women have many opportunities to serve in our military, and they do. What they should NEVER do is put themselves in a position to distract those who are in a life or death struggle and some mission is critical. That's exactly what "women in the trenches" will do, through no fault of their own. Our so-called "Leaders" in the Pentagon have obviously lost their minds...

Martin Dempsey, the Army general who's now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. "I asked the driver ... who he was (and) where he was from," the general remembers, "and I slapped the turret gunner around the leg and I said, 'Who are you?' And she leaned down and said, 'I'm Amanda.'

"And I said, 'Ah, OK.' So female turret gunner protecting division commander."

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