women opt out of combat units

Pentagon having trouble finding women for combat units

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More than 9 of 10 want ‘nothing to do with infantry’

FILE - JANUARY 23, 2013: According to reports, Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving combat roles January 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The bans removal was reportedly recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, overturning a 1994 rule keeping women out of ground combat units. . CAMP DELARAM, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 10:  (SPAIN OUT, FRANCE OUT, AFP OUT)  Sargent Crystal Groves US Marine with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II stands in formation during a ceremony for the 235th birthday of the Marines on November 10, 2010 at Camp Delaram in Helmand province, Afghanistan. There are 48 women presently working along the volatile front lines of the war in Afghanistan deployed as the second Female Engagement team participating in a more active role, gaining access where men can't. The women, many who volunteer for the 6.5 month deployment take a 10 week course at Camp Pendleton in California where they are trained for any possible situation, including learning Afghan customs and basic Pashtun language.  (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
FILE – JANUARY 23, 2013: According to reports, Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has removed the ban on women serving combat roles January 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The bans removal was reportedly recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, overturning a 1994 rule keeping women out of ground combat units.

. CAMP DELARAM, AFGHANISTAN – NOVEMBER 10: (SPAIN OUT, FRANCE OUT, AFP OUT) Sargent Crystal Groves US Marine with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II stands in formation during a ceremony for the 235th birthday of the Marines on November 10, 2010 at Camp Delaram in Helmand province, Afghanistan. There are 48 women presently working along the volatile front lines of the war in Afghanistan deployed as the second Female Engagement team participating in a more active role, gaining access where men can’t. The women, many who volunteer for the 6.5 month deployment take a 10 week course at Camp Pendleton in California where they are trained for any possible situation, including learning Afghan customs and basic Pashtun language. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

The Pentagon should benefit from the wisdom of the Olympians, according to experts on military policy, and allow men to have certain responsibilities and women others.

After all, the worldwide games every four years have specific competitions like male gymnasts suspending themselves in a “T” between the rings, a stunt demanding “testosterone-powered muscles” that is not expected of women.

The issue is the combat, “tip-of-the-spear” units that the Obama administration now has opened for women, despite the evidence that makes that a questionable decision.

The suggestion comes from the Center for Military Readiness, run by Elaine Donnelly.

She argued against the move when it was proposed, while it was under consideration, and even now, after the Obama administration has adopted it.

And there are problems, she noted.

“Now that their social experiment is under way, Pentagon officials are having trouble finding women who want to participate,” this week’s commentary said.

“The Army’s top enlisted man. Sgt. Maj. Dan Dailey, recently found it necessary to get female non-commissioned officers to ‘step up’ and transfer into combat arms units such as the infantry,” it said, noting the problem could have been seen coming.

“Smart women won’t put their careers and health at disproportionate risk just to prove bogus theories about ‘gender equality,’” the report said.

The CMR report pointed out there’s a clear different between being “in harm’s way,” where women “have served with courage,” and the physically demanding direct ground combat units.

“In an official survey, 92.2 percent of Army women said they wanted nothing to do with the infantry. Last year three women made it through Ranger school after multiple attempts, but more aspirants haven’t shown up since. Another female Marine officer recently became the 30th candidate who failed on the tough Infantry Officer Course, and no more have signed up to try.”

The report continued, “Meanwhile, six of seven female enlisted Marine recruits failed to qualify with sufficient strength, stamina, and running speed for direct ground combat assignments. Their 86 percent failure rate on revised ‘gender-netural’ basic training tests, compare to 3 percent of men who failed, did not meet expectations that hundreds of women soon would qualify for the combat arms.”

It’s unlikely they’ll be given a choice. After all, the military operates on orders, and Navy Secretary Raby Mabus has announced that one-in-four Marine recruits should be women.

The military will focus on physically strong high school girls who are in sports such as wrestling, and they’ll hope for a better result than in 2008. That’s when the Marines launched a similar campaign, and got 1,000 “qualified leads.” But only two of those turned into enlistments, and one already was interested because of her Navy brother, the CMR reported.

And then there are the facts obtained from tests of combat troops, Donnelly’s organization noted.

“In scientifically monitored combat field tests, all-male units outperformed gender-mixed ones 69 percent of the time, and women experienced two- to six-times more injuries,” the report said.

 

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Pak Army Nabs 100 TTP In Quetta, But Cannot Find One Afghan Taliban

[Pak Army has no trouble finding 100 TTP Taliban in Quetta to arrest, but they still cannot find even one Afghan Taliban hiding there.]

 

100 Afghan Taliban arrested in Quetta operation

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The madrassa has also been sealed after the operation.

QUETTA (Dunya News) – At least 100 Afghan nationals belonging to banned Tehreek-i-Taliban group were arrested in an operation carried out by security forces in Quetta s adjoining Eastern Bypass area on Sunday.

According to details, the search operation was conducted in Abdullah bin Zubair madrassa located in Bhosa Mandi area.

The Afghan Taliban who were residing in the madrassa have been shifted to various police station of the metropolis and are under interrogation.

The madrassa has also been sealed after the operation.

Armenia Follows American Orders To Arrest Young Russian IT/Video Tech For Gun-Running

[It looks like the US has grabbed the wrong Mironov to embarrass Russia with, in order to use him as a wedge between Armenia and Moscow.  They probably mistook the young man arrested for the Russian nationalist politician by the same name.]

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Armenia detains Russian citizen after US request

Russian pros detained in Yerevan for the transportation of weapons on US demand

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Russian pros detained in Yerevan for the transportation of weapons on US demandOleg Mironov accused of money laundering and the transfer of sensitive information, although in the US it was once – in 2013.

In Yerevan airport detained a citizen of the Russian Federation Oleg Mironov. As it turned out, the man wanted the US government and demand his extradition – that information has already confirmed the detainee’s lawyer Karen Nersisyan. With this matter has already taken the Russian Embassy.

Oleg Mironov, 30 years old, he is an expert in the field of IT. Russians arrested in the airport Zvartots next wife was with him, which immediately appealed to the Russian Embassy. According to her, she and her husband came to Armenia to rest. Oleg Mironov headed the department at the Russian-Belarusian company. The woman claims that he was in the United States only once – in 2013 for a week. At Interpol’s website it is not, and the Schengen him recently issued without any problems.

– Husband accused of very serious crimes, and it is only a programmer for a large IT-companies, he is a good citizen, – says Julia. – He is charged with trafficking and transporting weapons and that a money laundering. My husband is installing video analytics company “Synesis” – serves the Moscow Metro, Russian Railways facilities and much more. No relation to the charges, he can not have.

The lawyer Karen Nersisyan is going to meet with his client tomorrow, and while collecting data to convince the court that there is no need to keep the Russians in custody. The meeting is likely to take place as early as Monday.

Earlier it was reported that of the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, located in Cuba, released only Russian prisoner . He stayed in the establishment of 14 years without trial, and in July of this year, management has concluded that it does not threaten US security.