The regime, in its infinite wisdom, decides to open call combat billets to women. In turn, as is their wont, the Marine Corps, decided to put would be combat warriors to the test. The results were not pretty, from Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press, via Marine Corps Times :
New physical standards established so women can compete for combat posts in the Marine Corps have weeded out many of the female hopefuls. But they’re also disqualifying some men, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.
In the last five months, six out of seven female recruits â€” and 40 out of about 1,500 male recruits â€” failed to pass the new regimen of pullups, ammunition-can lifts, a 3-mile run and combat maneuvers required to move on in training for combat jobs, according to the data
The high failure rate for women, however, raises questions about how well integration can work, including in Marine infantry units where troops routinely slog for miles carrying packs weighed down with artillery shells and ammunition, and at any moment must be able to scale walls, dig in and fight in close combat.
Not to worry, if the Corps Chicks can’t match the men for macho, maybe they can just adopt the Loretta Lynch mantra for warfare, and just love, understand, accept and swarm the enemy to death with kindness.