News about the battle for women’s equality in our armed forces

Summary: The military has become one of America's petri dishes for social policy experiments, and the integration of women into the front line fighting forces has introduced stresses far greater than anything they've experienced before (the faux revolution from letting people out of the closet has produced a false sense of confidence in the outcome of … Continue reading News about the battle for women’s equality in our armed forces

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Women in combat are the real Revolution in Military Affairs

Summary: Women combatants appear in many of today’s conflicts around the world, a change in warfare with few precedents in history and perhaps the biggest change since the use of nukes. Recent examples include fighters in the Eritrean Wars, Middle East suicide bombers, soldiers in western armies, and in the Kurdish forces. With few historical … Continue reading Women in combat are the real Revolution in Military Affairs

About the future of an American army with women as combat soldiers

Summary: Martin van Creveld discusses a timely topic: "To Wreck a Military", Small Wars Journal, 28 January 2013. He describes the likely results of employing women as soldiers, no matter how politically and ideologically necessary. Here we examine his claims, however impolitic. His record of successful forecasts is unmatched in length and breadth by any … Continue reading About the future of an American army with women as combat soldiers

Putting women in combat: a quick look at the other side of the debate

With DoD's decision to open more combat-related jobs to women, it's timely to review of some the literature on the subject. Especially the non-consensus thinking (yes, there are two sides to the issues). Here we look at Women as soldiers – an update from 25 August 2009. . . Contents The articles Background about women killed … Continue reading Putting women in combat: a quick look at the other side of the debate