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Religious rights advocates are scrutinizing a Pentagon directive that allows service members not only to wear beards and turbans as expressions of their faith, but also gives chaplains the right to refuse practices that violate their beliefs, such as performing same-sex marriages.
The last thing a Marine thinks about is the minimum standard. "The few, the proud, the Marines" aren't satisfied with the ordinary. Leathernecks are first to fight "for right and freedom," as their hymn goes, knowing that lives depend on their courage and ability. No one gets participation trophies because "everyone's a winner."
As the armed forces shrink and withdraw from some global hot spots, their agenda for the battle of the sexes grows.
Elaine Donnelly's commentary is correct, but the message continues to remain of the same vulnerable logic that liberals love to destroy: Women are not equal to men ("Why would Obama send American girls into combat?" Commentary, Nov. 21). In advancing the feminist agenda, there is no greater crown jewel with which to destroy that logic than via that most traditional and "macho" institution in the nation: the American armed forces.
Elaine Donnelly is on point regarding the politicians running the Pentagon, including the politically correct generals such politicians have bred ("Why would Obama send American girls into combat?" Commentary, Nov. 21). Such individuals will have to erode physical standards to put women into the infantry.
Public statements from the Pentagon since it removed the ban on direct ground combat jobs for women signal that the armed services plan to change their physical standards to ensure integration of the sexes, analysts say.
Publicly and privately, U.S. commandos are casting doubt on the sexual revolution looming over Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.
More military men than women are sexually abused in the ranks each year, a Pentagon survey shows, highlighting the underreporting of male-on-male assaults.