I have said before that Progressives are destroying the West, and here is another example of how their ideas are destructive to our security and in this case our armed strength. The Pentagon has given the Marines a January deadline to open all combat jobs to women. At present, women are eligible to serve in 315 of the 337 primary specialties.
The Marines formed a study group to look into the effects of integrating women into such roles. The results did not support the full integration the Pentagon demanded.
There is no doubt that women can fight if necessary, but this study shows they cannot fight as well as men, and of course that’s not really news. Except perhaps to Progressives.
Of course women can fight, but for maximum effectiveness the primary fighting forces should be male. If there is some shortage of males, by all means use women, but this study shows that any fighting force including women will be secondary in effectiveness to a force that is male only.
The Marines’ task force research findings are summarized thus-
- All-male ground combat units in the Marines were faster, more lethal and less injured than units with mixed genders. All male squads, teams and crews demonstrated higher performance levels on 69 percent of tasks evaluated (93 of 134) as compared to gender-integrated squads, teams and crews.
- All-male squads were faster in each tactical movement than those with both genders, according to the summary. The differences were greater when they were carrying heavy weapons and ammunition.
- All-male rifle groups had better accuracy than integrated squads.
- All-male squads had less injuries such as stress fractures.