Posted By Jennie Chancey on February 20, 2013
From Wesley Strackbein’s excellent (and sobering) historical commentary:
Dead women — killed on the frontlines of combat — are no more a terrible sight to behold than dead men.
So declared General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he joined President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in announcing a formal policy change on January 24 which removes the last restraints for women to serve in all active combat roles in the U.S. military. As part of a much-hyped and heralded public relations move by the current administration, Dempsey stated: “I’ve gone to Bethesda to visit wounded warriors, and I’ve gone to Arlington to bury our dead. There’s no distinction [between men and women].”
As shocking as this may sound, it accurately reflects the changing attitudes of most Americans toward women in combat.
Read the full piece HERE.