Marines: Best combat units have no women
Basic biological truths are complicating the Pentagon’s desire to socially engineer combat units to include women.
An experimental study conducted by the Marine Corps concludes that the biggest, fastest, strongest and most effective ground combat units include no women. Findings from the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, or GCEITF, study may be used by the Marine Corps to ask for an exception from opening all jobs to women by January. A request must be made with the Pentagon by October.
The Christian Science Monitor received a summary of results on Thursday, which showed female-integrated units as being less lethal.
The female Marines were also more prone to injury when placed in physically demanding situations. Tests also showed men who had not attended infantry school hit targets with their M4 rifles 44 percent of the time compared to 28 percent for women.