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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh well - that's a different issue.

    A cypris in the boggy creek.

    Must be an Arkansas saying, I have to admit I don't get it.

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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    It will not. To me the question is how long until women are allowed into co-ed combat units and how long until they have co-ed open bay showers.
    I doubt you will ever see that in any of our lifetime's, BUT, it doesn't hurt to dream about it. LOL

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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I doubt you will ever see that in any of our lifetime's, BUT, it doesn't hurt to dream about it. LOL
    I would post the link to the Starship Troopers Shower Scene, but it has naked boobs and I am pretty sure that that is a rules violation. So puritanical, this society! They are just boobs!

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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    But will they look like Flores or will they look like Vasquez? These things matter.
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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I don’t think it’s a question of “fail”, I think it’s a question of whether this weakens the military.

    I think this weakens our military.
    Were you ever in the military?
    What weakens the military is a lack of public respect , ask those who served during the VietNam War.

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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Women weren’t as easily accepted as blacks were. I think gays will have an even tougher time than women have had/are having but I trust our military men and women to be professionals about it, I always have.

    My only concern is with the legal juggernaut the gay advocates have created. I hope they don’t turn into Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton types.
    You realize that if people simply don't discriminate, there won't be any discrimination lawsuits. Why blame the victim? Their tactics aside, if there were no racism, there would be no Jackson or Sharpton.
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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    ^Jackson and Sharpton only like to keep the race card alive. If they didn't they would have no level of importance.

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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Were you ever in the military?
    What weakens the military is a lack of public respect , ask those who served during the VietNam War.
    I think one thing that weakens the military more is lack of strong and impartial leadership. We need leaders who are actually going to treat their men/women the same and make those under them treat each other with respect. Punish those who aren't doing their job and/or who are causing problems within the unit (ensuring that it is the person who is actually causing the problems getting punished). And not allowing personal biases get in the way of who deserves praise and/or promotions or who deserves punishment or counseling.

    Sure, this is just ideal and not all leaders will be able to do this all the time, but it would certainly help make any transition like this repeal go smoothly with very little issues.
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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Must be an Arkansas saying, I have to admit I don't get it.
    Yeah, sounds stupid doesn't it

    But I meant that they'll adapt - like the Cyprus tree adapted to swamp conditions.
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    Re: How long until the US military fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    In light of today's passing of the repeal of DADT in the senate, how long until the US military fails?
    i'm not sure about the importance of the question; i don't recall anyone claiming mass failure of the US military as a result of this policy change.

    what we will see is some degradation in our combat efficiency. but outright failure? HAH. when the last United States Marine dies in the sands of Afghanistan with a rifle in their hands - THEN we have failed. until that happens, the matter is still very much in question.

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