29 Sep '15, 2pm

Commentary: The Pentagon has made Congress irrelevant

Commentary: The Pentagon has made Congress irrelevant

The Marine Corps, faithfully assuming that this was sincere guidance from above, conducted a scientific study and field test of the effects of integrating direct ground combat units. (The question of women serving in combat units was not at issue, as women have served well and often with distinction in that role.) Based on the news articles that have described the events of the Corps’ tests and mentioned the outside agencies involved, it would not be an exaggeration to conclude that the Marine Corps’ evaluation was the most thorough and scientific study ever conducted regarding this issue. The participants in the study were volunteers, all carefully screened and well led. The field tests also were a realistic representation of combat conditions and requirements, and the evaluation lasted nine months. In interviews, all the participants expressed pride in the scrupulous fai...

Full article: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/opinion/2015/09/29/...

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