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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Course
In a recent editorial cartoon, President Obama is portrayed as a football coach telling a suited-up female player, "Good news! We want you on the front lines." Don't laugh. "Coach Obama" really does intend to send unwilling women into ground combat infantry teams, which face far more violence than pro football.
A third pair of female Marine lieutenants has failed to complete the Corps' Infantry Officer Course at Quantico, Va.
Two female Marine lieutenants have failed in their bid to complete the Corps' grueling, all-male Infantry Officer Course (IOC).
The Pentagon's lifting its ban on women in combat does not necessarily mean that female troops will ever fill the front-line roles held by men, according to analysts, advocates and veterans.
She won't head into ground combat as an infantry Marine anytime soon, but she is heading into the Corps' all-male infantry training school this March, the first of two to do so since the Pentagon last week lifted its ban on women in combat roles.
Brandt Snedeker ended another round at Torrey Pines atop the leaderboard. Only this time he had company, and still a long way to go.
Oblivious to important differences between men and women, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Defense to lift all combat exemptions for women.
Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September.
To graduate from boot camp, soldiers must perform 35 pushups and 47 situps and run two miles in at least 16 minutes and 36 seconds — but that's only for male soldiers.
Bullets spewed from the M240 machine gun's barrel so fast that it was practically spitting flames.
Nine times each year, the best young combat engineers and soldiers are selected by their commands to attend the 28-day Sapper Leader Course, widely regarded as one of the Army's toughest schools. Since the Army in mid-May allowed female soldiers to serve in combat support jobs below the brigade level, a few women have undertaken the course.
Christina Kim isn't worried about building up her confidence for the Solheim Cup.
Since September, women in every new class of the Basic School have been given the opportunity to volunteer for the Infantry Officer Course, and they will continue to be offered the chance, he said.