by Greg Corombos, WND
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Obama administration is opening all combat roles to women – and women may even be required to register for Selective Service – but a readiness expert says this is a disaster in the making, as women will be forced into combat and all forces will be weaker as training standards are lowered so women can meet the administration’s quotas.
Secretary Carter’s announcement that women can serve in any unit also defies a strong protest from the United State Marine Corps, which argued that combat roles subject women to far higher odds of injury.
“There will be no exceptions,” Carter said. “This means that, as long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before.”
Asked if the new policy means women will be required to register for Selective Service, Carter said, “It may. … That is a matter of legal dispute right now, and, in fact, litigation. So I don’t know how that will turn out. … But it’s an issue that’s out there.”
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