Marine General: Standards Are Going to Be Lowered

I wrote in December about how the Marines are actively pushing back against the political forces that are trying to get them to lower their standards. But they weren’t yet (as far as I know) speaking out against it. Now, that seems to have changed. According to CNS News: “General Warns: Military Will Face ‘Great Pressure’ to Lower Standards for Women in Combat to Please ‘Agenda-Driven’ in D.C.” Marine Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, said at a Pentagon press briefing Read more […]

Marines Fight Back against America’s Enemy: the PC Command

People often dismiss the military as a place where people don’t think for themselves, but blindly shut up and follow orders. The Marines are showing that isn’t true–at least not for them. The Obama Administration wishes it were true. The Washington Times reports, “Marine Corps study finds few women in combat in other nations’ militaries.” The most important aspect of this story is not what the Marines found, but the fact that instead of accepting Feminist dogma, they bothered to investigate Read more […]

God Bless, Goddess Bless and Other Nonsense

 Marines asked to remove a sign that reads: “God bless the military, their families and the civilians who work with them.” The military has decided that they don’t have to give in to every activist whim that comes along.  In Oahu, Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay Marine Base Commander Col. Sean C. Killeen issued his ruling regarding a request from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to remove a sign that reads: “God bless the military, their families and the civilians Read more […]

Secretary of the Navy Dismisses Marines as Biased

The Secretary of the Navy accused all marines involved in the study of women in combat of being biased and producing results they wanted. Already, the political appointees are rallying against the Marines in order to push Feminist ideology onto the military (or push it further). The Marine study showing how mixed-gender squads performed worse than all-male squads makes the soldiers essentially enemy combatants in the White House/Pentagon propaganda war. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Read more […]

Marines Test Women in Combat: Not Pretty

Since the Pentagon has ordered women in combat roles the Marines are trying to figure out what will happen. As tests go, the results will be disputed. The Marines compared squads that were all male to squads with a mix of women and men. According to Quartz, “The US Marines tested all-male squads against mixed-gender ones, and the results were pretty bleak.” Overall, the report says, all-male teams and crews outperformed mixed-gender ones on 93 out of 134 tasks evaluated. All-male teams were Read more […]

Military Wasting Money for Worse Equipment

It is not surprising to see the military wasting money, but it is bizarre to see them doing so to get worse equipment. We need national defense, but with the government in charge it faces challenges much like any other area of socialism. It starts out at least somewhat competent and it seems impressive. But as time goes on, everything degenerates. Thus, this story in the Libertarian Republic, “America’s New $1 Trillion Fighter Jet Can’t Outmaneuver The Plane It’s Replacing.” Yes, Read more […]

How Politics Fails to Provide: Marine Sniper Rifle

The marine sniper rifle is an example of how the government fails in providing goods and services. What happens when the people who chose the tools are different from the people who use the tools? The tool users find that they are not equipped the way they ought to be. The Washington Post published a story yesterday about how, despite prodigious military spending, Marine snipers are outgunned by the Taliban and many other armies. The Marine Corps is known for fielding older equipment. In the Read more […]

Marines Think Bible Verses Are Threat to “Good Order and Discipline”

A marine was court-martialed because she was ordered to remove Bible verses from her work station and refused. The Bible verses that started the controversy were actually one verse printed on three separate pieces of paper. According to the Military Times, The case involves former Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling, who in May 2013 was assigned at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to a desk job handling complaints from other Marines experiencing issues with their Common Access Cards. Sterling taped three Read more […]

Why Do We Need More Women Soldiers?

The Navy Secretary announces we must have more women soldiers for the Navy and the Marines. CNS News reports, “Navy Secretary: ‘We Don’t Have Enough Women in Navy or Marine Corps’” “We don’t have enough women in either the Navy or the Marine Corps, and we’ve got to do a better job of recruiting and we’ve got to do a better job of retaining those women,” Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus Jr. said on Thursday. He told a gathering at the National Press Club that he’s in the process of changing the Read more […]

Why Women Passing Combat Endurance Test Doesn’t Matter

The Problem with the Combat Endurance Test Is That It Doesn’t Provide Feminist Results From Newser.com: “3 Women Pass Marines’ Endurance Test.” Three women have a chance at making history in the US military after passing the Marines’ grueling endurance test for infantry officers, reports the Washington Post. This was just the first step, however, explains the Christian Science Monitor. Their passing grade in the Combat Endurance Test merely allows the women to move on and try to complete Read more […]

Military Leadership Endangers Men And Fit Women Marines

Why do I say “fit women”? Because the men in the Marines are all required to uphold the same level of fitness. But that is not true of women. CNS News: Females in the Marine Corps will not have to meet the physical fitness standard—set to go into effect as of January–of being able to do at least three pull-ups, the Corps quietly announced on social media. Unlike their female counterparts, male Marines have long been required to do at least 3 pullups. The Marines have postponed the Read more […]

Obama Is the Soldiers’ ‘Commander-in-Cheap’

Obama and his family spend millions of dollars on jet-setting vacations. School meals now include Saturdays and summers. America is now the Food Stamp Nation with tens of millions of America now receiving free food at the taxpayers’ expense. Somebody’s got to pay for these freebies. So why not start with the Marines at Camp Leatherneck, in Afghanistan. They dodge bullets and bombs. One of the away-from-home comforts is hot meals. Now they’ve lost one hot meal a day to cut expenses. Eager to Read more […]