Chalcedon: Its Time for the Christian Right to Oppose the Draft

Conscription is not a patriotic necessity. It has no clear Biblical support and is dangerous to our liberties. Timothy D. Terrell Growing up with Christian Right influences all around me, I became quite familiar with the view that Christian patriotism included supporting the U.S. government’s foreign military adventures. If the government needed troops for a war, it was the duty of every male American of … Continue reading Chalcedon: Its Time for the Christian Right to Oppose the Draft

Monstrous Regiment of Woman: Interview with female former cadet

Women in the Military: “At some point during the training [female cadets] would have a crying fit, at which some men would feel sorry for them or would be like, “I don’t know what to do.” Other men would just look at them and be like, “Humph, she’s weak.” So I say it depends on the individual. Some who were sexually assaulted, it was basically … Continue reading Monstrous Regiment of Woman: Interview with female former cadet

New City Times: Women Soon to be Required to Register for the Draft?

By Paul J. Barth “It goes against the very nature of God’s created order for women to go into combat for war, that is why forcing them to do so is immoral.” Tuesday, the New York Times reported that “the Senate approved an expansive military policy bill that would for the first time require young women to register for the draft.” Things are moving very rapidly considering that a … Continue reading New City Times: Women Soon to be Required to Register for the Draft?

Crisis Magazine: The Collapse of Gender Sanity

Men were built for fighting. Women were built for childbearing. It’s interesting to note how stubbornly true—even obvious—these statements remain, despite aggressive efforts to bury them.Women have bodies of amazing power: Nothing can compare to holding a newborn and realizing with awe, “My body built that.” It’s a remarkable feat that men can never simulate. Women are physiologically awe-inspiring, but not in a way suited for soldiering. … Continue reading Crisis Magazine: The Collapse of Gender Sanity

Unbroken Faith Ministries: Dead Women in Combat: Does Anyone Care? A Call for Americans to Cherish the Weaker Sex

Wesley Strackbein In light of the outrageous view espoused by Gov. Bush, Sen. Rubio, and Gov. Christie at last’s Saturday’s debate – supporting women signing up for Selective Service – we would do well to understand that the Bible teaches that men, not women, are to go to war. The alternative is barbarism and an abandonment of the Chivalric Code that calls for the protection … Continue reading Unbroken Faith Ministries: Dead Women in Combat: Does Anyone Care? A Call for Americans to Cherish the Weaker Sex

National Review: Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think

The Services, especially the Army, have expanded the military occupational specialties (MOS) open to women purely as a part of the social concern for equality and have only paid lip service to combat readiness. . . . The Army’s own research indicates that the vast majority of women do not possess the lean mass necessary to meet the strength requirements for very heavy and heavy physical MOS’s. -Dr. William … Continue reading National Review: Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think

It’s time for Women to Come Home: 92.5% Would Decline a Combat Arms Assignment

Thanks for trying. No hard feelings. You don’t belong here though. It’s just the facts. Faced with a January 2016 deadline for introducing women to combat units, the U.S. Marines have discovered that for every man who fails a simulated artillery lift-and-carry test, 28 women fail. And for a test simulating moving over a seven-foot high wall, less than 1.2 percent of the men could … Continue reading It’s time for Women to Come Home: 92.5% Would Decline a Combat Arms Assignment

Co-ed Submarines: Where’s the Debate?

I can remember 15 years ago when there was real, serious debate about women in the military–particularly in combat units. But we were assured that women would not be put in harm’s way, kept in support roles far away from danger. So the frog in the pot kept quiet while the water slowly warmed. Fast-forward to 2005. 240 female soldiers had been injured in Iraq and 33 killed–a “record number,” according to the U.S. Military. So there was a flurry of inquiries and news reports lamenting this trend. Five years later, a total of 111 women have been killed in combat, but it appears the frog has boiled to death in that pot, as this story barely makes single-column, back page news–a mere blip on the radar screen:

Most Americans, and even members of the media, are not aware that 111 brave servicewomen have died in the War on Terrorism. With few exceptions, news stories about their tragic deaths usually appear only in the military press, or in small hometown newspaper stories and television accounts that rarely capture national attention….. Heartbroken family members have expressed indescribable grief and great pride in their daughters, which is universally shared by a grateful nation. It is always when soldiers die, but losses of women in this war are unprecedented in modern history. Continue reading “Co-ed Submarines: Where’s the Debate?”