Obama’s Army Sec. Makes Alarming Announcement About the Draft… And Look Who Would Be Targeted
Speaking at the annual meeting for the Association of the United States Army on Monday, Army Secretary John McHugh made a startling announcement about the future of the draft.
“If your objective is true and pure equality, then you have to look at all aspects, and at some point, Selective Service will have to be one of those things considered very carefully,” he said.
In translation, achieving “true and pure equality” would require forcing women to sign up for the draft — something that has never occurred in American history.
McHugh did point out, however, that such a monumental move would have to be made by Congress, where the idea of drafting women would no doubt spur a lot of “emotional discussion and debate.”
According to the Washington Examiner, McHugh’s announcement came approximately three months before a Jan. 1 deadline requiring that some — if not all — combat positions be opened to women.
Secretaries for the three branches of the military have reportedly already submitted their recommendations to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
The same people who have been criticizing the push to open combat positions for women will likely also be incensed at the idea of drafting them for war.
Serving in the military requires the utmost strength, endurance and persistence. Yet after 29 women failed the Marine’s rigorous Infantry Officer Course last spring, the Marine Corps — under pressure from the White House — actually considered lowering its standards to make it easier for women to enlist.
Apparently, the White House is more concerned with using the military to perform social experiments than it is with actually keeping American forces strong and ready for war.
It is the height of absurdity, especially in this day and age, when threats to our national security — from the Islamic State group, from Russian President Vladimir Putin, etc. — abound.
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