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  1. No doubt the Russians and the Chinese are quaking in their boots.....probably from half-suppressed laughter.
  2. Yes, but the notion that they place them in all frontline units is a false mythology. They are in reserve/ support roles except for one unit: Caracal Battalion, and a few others assigned to the "Lions of Jordan" and the "Cheetah" battalions. They are used as a dog and pony show to virtue signal how progressive they are. Even in those battalions, the women are kept as far from the action as possible, and their performance has been decidedly mixed. Although you wouldn't know that from reading the glowing, carefully cherry-picked PR press about them. Everyone who supports women in combat and doesn't want to know the facts always brings up the Israeli army. It's a myth. And the Israeli army hasn't, isn't, and won't be engaged with a first-world peer enemy since the integration of women into combat units. They are hell on wheels against rock-throwing Palestinian hooligans, though.
  3. Yes, but PC began to poison the well long before. Patricia Shroeder, DACOWITS and the Harpy Feminist Lobby began the long slide into the decay we know today.
  4. https://www.theamericanconservative.com/americas-four-star-problem/ "Other problems are caused by secretaries of Defense whose priorities were too often been driven by the politics of apportioning money and technology to the “right people,” or social engineering, and far less to the ruthless pursuit of building forces that can fight. The Biden administration’s divisive, racially charged policies and “woke” LGBT agenda may be the worst of these given their impact on military morale, discipline, readiness, and recruiting." This is a large part of why our Armed Forces are so completely and visibly screwed up. We put far too many of the WRONG people in charge. And we'd better get it unscrewed, pronto. This will require a ruthless approach to ripping out the many PC princes and princesses, root and branch. Bring back the fighters who aren't afraid to call bullshit on the idiotic policies of "Diversity Uber Alles."
  5. Maybe...but nobody really enforced it. Men just sort of self-censored to keep the benefits flowing. Now it's practically official government policy. It can get you fired if you don't bow down to it.
  6. The wages of 50+ years of feminism....a generation of princesses who think they should always get their way when they pitch a fit.
  7. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/air-force-academy-diversity-training-tells-cadets-to-use-words-that-include-all-genders-drop-mom-and-dad And more insanity from the USAF...... WE NEED TO SHUT THIS CRAP DOWN!
  8. https://redstate.com/streiff/2022/09/18/unexpectedly-the-usaf-finds-itself-with-a-critical-shortage-of-pilots-while-it-says-it-has-too-many-white-officers-n629231 Yep, we are letting PC wokeness kill our armed forces in so many ways. This weakens and endangers America. And as far as the Left is concerned, that's a feature, not a bug. The Russians and the Chinese are paying close attention.
  9. https://amgreatness.com/2022/09/15/dei-will-be-the-death-of-us/ https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/09/progressives_are_the_cause_for_american_decline.html "The stakes are high, and not just for corporations. Conservatives and Republicans should ask themselves: if every institution in modern society submits to cultural Marxism and identity politics—from education and entertainment to big business and even mainline Christianity—then what are the long-term prospects of a political movement that dares to dissent from such a pervasive orthodoxy?" The battle lines are drawn and one side is fighting every minute to destroy our country as we have known it. It's time to get busy fighting back.
  10. That was a heck of a lot of pressure. Shooter created a bore obstruction and fired it remotely. It launched the barrel and bullet 50 yards downrange. BOOM!.
  11. Such designs are intended to make you contract maintenance out to mechanics with special proprietary tools...so the maker can continue to make money after the sale.
  12. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/09/shipmates__a_dying_breed.html "What is a shipmate? It is not some random term. It is a term that has a very special meaning. It derives from the immutable truths of the Navy and those “who go down to sea in ships.” Ships and the sea are inherently dangerous things. Those are timeless truths even before you add the extreme dangers created by having enemies. When you go to sea on a ship, you and all the others literally are all in the same boat. What happens to one, happens to all. At sea, everyone is aware of the sea state. No one has to tell you what it is. The ship is a living, breathing organism and you feel the ship under you and you know what it is doing. When at sea you have to fight the ship for stability at virtually every moment. It is always dangerous… unseen hazards, converging ships, adverse weather, navigation challenges, mechanical breakdowns, fleet operations. Every minute, every day, something could happen that will challenge the ship and the crews’ safety and even life. To safely and effectively operate a ship takes a unified crew of shipmates, shipmates whose focus is on the ship and what we are doing to carry out our mission." THIS IS WHY PC POLICIES ARE WRONG AND DANGEROUS. The Navy is "Diversifying" itself into terrifying and fatal incompetence.
  13. Thank you, sir. He was a fine officer and a remarkable man and he is much missed by all who knew him.
  14. On this day 21 years ago, my good friend, colleague and classmate CDR Dan Shanower was killed in his office at the Pentagon. He was 40 years old. He was single and never got to have a wife and family. In an instant he was gone. I remember. I will never forget.
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