Recent news articles suggest that senior Navy officials are studying the idea of allowing women to serve on submarines. Have we really sunk this low in our clamor to be politically correct?
We need to slap somebody on this issue so they can come to their senses and remember that the military is not an equal opportunity employment agency or a humanitarian service agency. When the military is needed, our job is essentially to kill people and break things.
Therefore, when contemplating an issue like this, the question that should be asked is not whether it is “fair” to include women onboard submarines, but rather whether doing so will help us be better able to kill people and break things.
Has anyone in senior leadership of the U.S. Navy answered this question?
- Roy Miller, Phoenix