The Pentagon announced this week that it had opened up all combat jobs to qualified female service members, a victory for women who have been serving in such roles for years without official recognition.
Less happy about the development were the Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney and the Center for Military Readiness’ Elaine Donnelly, who spoke about the policy change on Gaffney’s “Secure Freedom Radio” program on Friday.
Speaking about the policy change and about the Pentagon’s support for “Lean In” discussion groups, Gaffney lamented “this kind of feminization, I guess is the only way to think about it, in the military.”
Gaffney added that such developments are “so clearly at odds with the concepts that are absolutely central to the military’s whole raison d’etre, and yet that’s being thrown to the side in favor of gender quotas and lower standards and otherwise accommodating the ‘Lean In’ agenda.”
“There will be a price to pay,” Donnelly agreed. “Women will pay the price, unfortunately. Men will as well. Our national security will suffer as a result of this decision.”