Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff admits the fix in is

By Donald Sensing

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: If Women Can’t Meet Military Standard, Pentagon Will Ask ‘Does It Really Have to Be That High?:

CNS News reported:

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that with women now eligible to fill combat roles in the military, commanders must justify why any woman might be excluded – and, if women can’t meet any unit’s standard, the Pentagon will ask: “Does it really have to be that high?”
Dempsey’s comments came at a Pentagon news conference with Defense Sec. Leon Panetta Thursday, announcing the shift in Defense Department policy opening up all combat positions to women…
… Dempsey replied: “No, I wouldn’t put it in terms of operations, Jim. What I would say is that, as we look at the requirements for a spectrum of conflict, not just COIN, counterinsurgency, we really need to have standards that apply across all of those.”
He added: “Importantly, though, if we do decide that a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn’t make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain to the secretary, why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high?With the direct combat exclusion provision in place, we never had to have that conversation.”

Every commander now understands that s/he darn well better get with the quota - and believe me, having deciphered general-speak for many years, I can assure you that there absolutely is a quota.

The fix is in. This administration and its thoroughly cowed military leadership is absolutely willing to sacrifice needlessly the lives of untold women to no military purpose whatsoever.

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