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  1. Interesting thesis. However, in turning this...

    Interesting thesis. However, in turning this concept around in my brain, I think I should play a bit of a devil's advocate.

    I keep coming back to the idea that, even under liberal ROEs, there are...
  2. A guy I know at Quantico (retired colonel who's...

    A guy I know at Quantico (retired colonel who's very friendly with a lot of people who wear stars) told me last month that female integration WILL be successful. Take that for what it's worth... it...
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    I guess the simplest way to say it is that only...

    I guess the simplest way to say it is that only certain tactics are possible within the set of policies we fight under, and with the tools we're using. I think it's possible that if some policies...
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    To address his three points: 1) "Hubris and...

    To address his three points:

    1) "Hubris and intellectual sloth" is, I think, a bit harsh, though not entirely unjustified. I think most of the guys I've known as infantry officers are reasonably...
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    Haha. Well, she should accept that answer,...

    Haha. Well, she should accept that answer, because it's the truth. It is also why, IMO, you're much better off fighting your crusade in a younger demographic of women. Stipulating that the various...
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    Yep. Read it the day it was published. She...

    Yep. Read it the day it was published. She quit. I don't care why she quit. She quit.

    If you aspire to lead people in combat, you don't quit. Period. And since the article didn't say...
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    Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. ...

    Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. Agree, but at the same time, I'd say you need to plan for the worst case, wouldn't you?
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    I'm going to pile onto Compost's point here a...

    I'm going to pile onto Compost's point here a little bit. Our physical standards are misleading in several ways. Let's take the USMC's PFT as a benchmark, since it's what I'm most familiar with. ...
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    Patently false. So far, no woman has made it...

    Patently false. So far, no woman has made it beyond day one of IOC.

    Since by the speed of your response I take it you didn't read the Economist article I posted, I'll give you the cliff's notes. ...
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    AP, you have an awful lot of faith in statistics...

    AP, you have an awful lot of faith in statistics and biomedical research in light of this:
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    I think it's a bit more complicated than that. ...

    I think it's a bit more complicated than that.

    1) Everyone who carries a gun in combat is by necessity privy to a large amount of sensitive information.

    2) The miracle of satellite phones and...
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    Can people's personal lives make them...

    Can people's personal lives make them professionally vulnerable? Why do we spend six figures on a background check before giving someone a TS/SCI clearance? Would you personally be comfortable with...
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    I agree that, in reality, some standards are more...

    I agree that, in reality, some standards are more important than others. I also agree that the standards for a deployed unit should be somewhat different from those for a unit in garrison, and even...
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    "Superficial" != "wrong." Apologies if I came...

    "Superficial" != "wrong." Apologies if I came across as harsh yesterday, but the reason your point is not relevant is because you aren't going to fix it in your lifetime, and probably not in your...
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    Your point is absolutely irrelevant. DNA says...

    Your point is absolutely irrelevant. DNA says that women will be, on average, smaller, slower and weaker than men. No amount of de-segregation in competitive terms will change that. Unless you...
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    How? It is replete with them? Really? ...

    How?




    It is replete with them? Really? Name me some, excluding Joan D'Arc, which is the only one I can come up with without using the power of Google. Whoever they were, I'd argue that it...
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    While I don't disagree with your hierarchy of...

    While I don't disagree with your hierarchy of values, none of those are why people who could have joined the military tell me they didn't join the military. They talk to me about not wanting to be...
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    I'm not considering obedience to be a value. ...

    I'm not considering obedience to be a value. Obedience is a response to a stimulus, one of several which are possible (you could walk away, scream obscenities, flat-out refuse to do what you were...
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    When you make the decision to put on a uniform...

    When you make the decision to put on a uniform and serve this country in its military, whatever set of values you previously had needs to be checked at the door. Some people enter the service with...
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    Right, the MCRC data is based on the same factors...

    Right, the MCRC data is based on the same factors as far as I know. I saw the numbers in some brief I had to sit in during 2010/11-ish, but IIRC their recruitable number total across the US was over...
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    I don't know how true that is of the other...

    I don't know how true that is of the other services, but it is largely not true of the Marine Corps. You can google the Marine Corps Almanac and check for yourself, but the breakdown for 2013...
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    I'm curious, given this statement, as to exactly...

    I'm curious, given this statement, as to exactly how you think Americans create lieutenants?
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    While I agree that particular policy is...

    While I agree that particular policy is destructive, you specifically said "...senior leaders fail to recognize the demographic makeup of their institution and attempt to implement policies that are...
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    Hmmm... well, I can't speak for the entirety of...

    Hmmm... well, I can't speak for the entirety of the USMC, but my service has acquainted me with vastly more Hispanic Marines than AA Marines. Perhaps it's a service thing.

    Can you give an...
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    In response to (1), the reason for this, IMO, is...

    In response to (1), the reason for this, IMO, is that there is a certain part of society which has a tradition of military service, and this sector continues to feed the beast. Is that happening at...
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