This is Albert Mohler for Townhall.com.
The Associated Press recently announced that the Marine Corps is going to try to reach a ratio of 1 to 10 in terms of female to male.
On the same day, CNN reported that “the only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer’s Course has dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes last month.”
It turns out that this particular female officer was the second of only two to have attempted this particular course. This is has led General John Kelly to conclude “if we don’t change standards, it will be very, very difficult to have any numbers—any real numbers come into the infantry.”
When the inclusion of women in all forward combat positions was first broached by the Pentagon, it was claimed that there would be no lowering of physical standards for any of combat position.
But the reality is that there is still and will remain a basic difference between what it means to be male and female that cannot be overcome by ideology, or even by the Pentagon.
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