Remember how completely kick ass Xena was!
Ashton Carter sure does!
He must have loved that show. I bet he never missed a single episode.
And Buffy. Wow how he loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer. That was a great show too. In fact he loved them so much he has decided build America's entire armed forces around them.
“There will be no exceptions,” Mr. Carter said at a news conference. He added, “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men.”
The groundbreaking decision overturns a longstanding rule that had restricted women from combat roles, even though women have often found themselves in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 14 years.
It is the latest in a long march of inclusive steps by the military, including racial integration in 1948 and the lifting of the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military in 2011. The decision this week will open about 220,000 military jobs to women...
Isn't that just so empowered and crunchy?
I'm sure Dumb-Ash was disappointed as all hell when he found out he couldn't command women to be NFL linebackers or NHL Goalies.
Oh sure there are a few haters out there who are asking stupid questions like, how long can the average woman hump a mortar team load as well as a full pack? Or did you know that the average woman is only about as strong as a fourteen year old boy? Because Ashton B. Carter sure as fuck doesn't. He doesn't care to find out either and sure as fuck hates it when someone points it out to him.
The announcement Thursday was a rebuke to the Marine Corps, which has a 93 percent male force dominated by infantry and a culture that still segregates recruits by gender for basic training. In September, the Marines requested an exemption for infantry and armor positions, citing a yearlong study that showed integration could hurt its fighting ability. But Mr. Carter said he overruled the Marines because the military should operate under a common set of standards.
Gen. Joseph E. Dunford Jr., the former commandant of the Marine Corps who recently became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not attend the announcement, and in a statement Thursday appeared to give only tepid support, saying, “I have had the opportunity to provide my advice on the issue of full integration of women into the armed forces. In the wake of the secretary’s decision, my responsibility is to ensure his decision is properly implemented.”
Oh those silly retrograde Marines and their Mission Accomplishment obsession. Don't they understand that the military isn't there to win wars when the Democrats are in office. It is there to be solely and wholly a liberal vanity project
It. Is. Not. Meant to do anything gross like shoot people. It's only purpose on this Earth is to make SJWs feel good about themselves.
See! Now this is what Ashton Carter wants from the modern and evolved US military