Deadly Consequences: How Cowards are Pushing Women into Combat
by Robert L. Maginnis (Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, retired)
Deadly Consequences provides a sobering look at the destructive effect that social engineering has had on the world’s greatest fighting strength: the American military. Prevalent throughout is the opinion that if our nation’s leaders truly cared about women, they would do everything in their power to prevent women from having to bear the physical, emotional, and mental toll that combat can have on them. Although the author is well-qualified to speak about such an issue, he interviews female soldiers who are now suffering the effects that combat has had on their bodies. Hear also from male soldiers who share how the presence of women in their ranks has not only caused distractions, but has hindered their ability to carry out missions.
Because of today’s politically-correct culture, most people would consider this view not only old-fashioned, but downright demeaning to women. In reality, however, it has nothing to do with the abilities of women; rather, it has to do with the principles on which our country was founded. For America’s military to remain the greatest fighting force on the face of the earth, we must accept the reality that men and women are created equal but different. Because of this, men, from the beginning of time, have been given the moral responsibility of protecting and defending women and children.
The current state of affairs is summed up well by the author:
“Perhaps, in the final analysis, it is no surprise that a culture that so degrades and devalues women is untroubled by sending them into combat. Americans once held women with high esteem, but, today, chivalry is practically dead. . .
“Whatever one might attribute public opinion to, sending women into combat is not good for women, and it’s not good for our national security. Americans are falling for a historic deception.”
*Note: I realize that many women have honorably served our country since her founding, whether as camp followers, nurses, Auxiliary members, or in other noncombatant roles. Due to the nature of modern warfare, many women serving in these positions have found themselves unintentionally fighting on the front lines. I am grateful for these women’s sacrifice on behalf of our freedom as Americans, and am by no means trying to diminish their service.