Looks good on paper.
It is entirely fitting and symbolic that the Obama administration chose the day after one of the deadliest domestic terror attacks since 9/11 to announce that the president was going to degrade American combat power. The decision to open all combat jobs to women is entirely consistent with a series of administration decisions that place social justice and politically correct posturing over core national-security interests.
There is overwhelming evidence that mixed-gender combat units are less effective than the traditional all-male infantry platoon. Comprehensive studies show they’re less accurate with their weapons, more injury prone, and less capable of evacuating the wounded. On measure after measure, mixed-gender units underperform — and that’s just in training. What happens in real combat when the enemy ruthlessly exploits not just perceived weakness but also the extreme (and understandable) male reaction when they find their female comrades in particular danger?
The decision to open all combat jobs to women is just the latest development in the Obama administration’s quest to frog-march the military to the extreme edges of the sexual revolution. Opening the military to transgender soldiers — while impacting on the smallest numbers of service-members — is not designed to enhance national security but rather to put the strongest possible government imprint on the gender-bending strangeness of queer theory.