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Ebsco 1 These include sexual misconduct incidents and evacuations due to pregnancy 1994 Defense Secretary Les Aspin "personnel can be assigned to all positions for which they are qualified, except that women shall be excluded from assignment to units below the brigade level whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground." "The Army's definition of direct combat includes a requirement that there be a risk of capture, but also includes 'repelling the enemy's assault.' Ebsco 2 But first, Elaine Donnelly of the conservative think tank, Center for Military Readiness. She’s a staunch opponent of women in combat. In the 1990s, as a member of a commission on women in the military under the first President Bush, she fought against allowing women to fly combat aircraft. And now, she believes the rules pertaining to ground combat are not being followed. Ms. ELAINE DONNELLY (President, Center for Military Readiness): They are being circumvented, they’re being deliberately broken, they’re being redefined without authorization by the secretary of defense and without the required notice to Congress. Ms. DONNELLY: A support soldier might be a mechanic or a cook or a logistics person and they are embedded with the infantry. The infantry goes into a battle. The infantry soldier is shot by a sniper and must be rescued. The nearest soldier might be that cook or logistics person or a mechanic. If that soldier is a male, that male soldier has the opportunity or the capability, I should say, to lift the infantry soldier and take him to safety so that his life can be saved. If that co-located soldier is a female soldier, no matter how brave and courageous she is, no
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course RHETORIC 101 taught by Professor Stenson during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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