The Obama administration created a crisis by insisting women be ordered into ground combat firefights, but now it’s time for Congress to step up and solve the problem, says the president of the Center for Military Readiness, a nonpartisan group promoting high standards for military policy.
One key problem, documented now in multiple tests and studies, is that women generally cannot meet the physical demands placed on the military’s tip-of-the-spear units that attack an enemy.
Recently, it was revealed that under half of the women in those training programs could perform at the gender-adjusted minimum standard set for women.
According to the Associated Press, the Marine Corps decided to delay enforcement of a physical requirement for women that was supposed to take effect with the start of 2014 because only 45 percent of the women could do the minimum three pull ups.
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