This is coolbert:
Continuing with extracts and comment from the Martin van Creveld Internet web site.
"Guest Article: The SECDEF Lied" by Bill Lind
"In announcing that all positions in the U.S. armed forces would be opened to women, Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter lied."
"They’ll [women] 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."
"That statement is false. Women will not be able to do those things. Their bodies are not designed to do many of the tasks those positions entail. So long as realistic standards are maintained for those specialties, women will not be able even to qualify for them much less perform adequately in them. Men and women are different, physically and mentally, and their traditional social roles reflect their inherent differences."
NO! NOT A LIE AS THE WORD LIE IS GENERALLY, COMMONLY, ORDINARILY UNDERSTOOD AND DEFINED!!
Women are eligible for those various duties and positions but only if they can withstand and pass the training and complete all requirements for duty as they exist at this exact moment. Instance of mixed-gender units will be so few as to be virtually insignificant?
Mr. Lind for the record is one of those iconoclastic military pundits who would be very willing and happy to fight World War III in a Soviet era T-34 tank. Mr. Lind you go first!!