The Federalist: “Science Says Putting Women In Combat Endangers National Security”

“Last week the House passed a defense authorization bill that did not include a provision requiring women to sign up for the Selective Service, even though the Obama administration has made women eligible for all combat positions. The Supreme Court has said that the previous military exemption of women from combat roles was the only reason women could be excused from signing up for the draft.

Things are quickly moving in a crazy direction. We need to get serious and ask ourselves: is there anything wrong with allowing women into combat, or requiring them to sign up for the draft? If so, we need to get these decisions rescinded.

If we detract from the strength and potency of our armed forces to be “fair and balanced” in some ideological sense, while willfully ignoring physical reality and science, we are knowingly putting our nation in danger. The question we must ask now is: “Will the presence of a woman in combat negatively affect an infantry unit?” This is the only question that matters in this debate. Making it about anything other than this detracts from the standards that keep the military competent and strong.”

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The rest of the article is published here at the federalist, but it is also based off a paper I wrote that you can find here. The former is a condensed version of the latter, which is not as brief, and has more detailed footnotes for those who are so inclined. I spent a long time in research putting this together (well over a year); I hope you guys enjoy it.

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