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11/27/2017

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UltimaRatioRegis

Made precisely these comments, replete with the identification of pelvic stress fractures, many times before. The real unfortunate part is that many of these very young women will be permanently disabled, and no small number will not be able to have children. But what's that compared to advancing the cause?

Esli

Half the women weigh less than 120 lbs. Load is 68 lbs. Come on. That is the lightest load they will carry. Life only gets harder outside the training base. In Iraq, my armor, pistol +45 rounds, and M4 +210 rounds weighed in at 71 lbs before I picked up anything else for a mission (that's why I quickly ditched the pistol). No future RTOs, javelin gunners, grenadiers, M240 or SAW gunners here, so I guess somebody else is stuck with that gear.

SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

Oh indeed it’s stupid and yes everybody DOES know and nobody is saying the emperor has no clothes on.

Quartermaster

The Navy saw similar injuries in women. No one wanted to tell the uncomfortable truth there either. FedGov, particularly the military, is run by cowardly idiots.

Dubya didn't stop the SJW PC nonsense when he was POTUS and it's looking more and more like Trump won't either.

USMC Steve

Even if someone tells Big Army this, they will not listen. Too many career politicians in Big Army, and until Trump gets shed of them, the culture of self destructive stupidity will continue to damage the Army.

timactual

", so I guess somebody else is stuck with that gear."

Sounds suspiciously like marriage. An "equal partnership" until it comes to the heavy lifting.

Krag

RE: "Even if someone tells Big Army this, they will not listen. Too many career politicians in Big Army, and until Trump gets shed of them, the culture of self destructive stupidity will continue to damage the Army."

No matter how much fun it is to beat up on Army, this is not an Army-only issue. I didn't see any Marine Generals throwing stars on the table at Obama, despite presenting him with solid studies showing the stupid of women in the infantry.

No guts left in the general officer ranks of any service, and it probably goes much lower than that.

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