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OFF TOPIC: ALL FEMALE U.S. SUBMARINE CREW……?

 

The good ol’ days, when men were men and women weren’t.

Sorry to those of you who think that this is a great idea, but I’m looking at this from a sense of policy changes over the past 30 years. It was deemed then that exclusive same gender crews were no longer in standing with military policy…now this?

NOTE: It’s not to say however that these girls couldn’t kick any navy’s rear in a fight. Personally, a side of me would love to see an all female boat sink Iranian warships.

Michelle Obama sponsors Navy’s first submarine with all-female crew

By Carlo Munoz – 05/28/12 03:57 PM ET

The USS Illinois, the first Navy submarine to be staffed by an all-female crew, received the support of the White House on Memorial Day.

On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama officially sponsored the Virginia-class submarine, which will be one of the newest nuclear-powered boats scheduled to enter the fleet by 2015, according to a White House statement.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as sponsor of the USS Illinois,” the first lady said, according to the statement. “This submarine is a tribute to the strength, courage, and determination that our Navy families exhibit every day.”

More here.

5 Responses

  1. Weekly Standard UPDATE:

    ” This post has been updated to reflect the fact that there are no plans to make the USS Illinois an all female submarine. “

    I’ve had opportunities to simply ‘tour’ a variety of subs over the years. Given human nature and the tight limitations of living on a sub, wouldn’t it make more sense to have an all female crew ?

  2. One of the reasons that the USA can experiment with women in combat roles, is that it is fortunate that at this time in history, there is no enemy that can pose a real threat to its armed forces.

    If such a time arrived though, and it will sure enough, then such fripperies will soon be thrown overboard.

  3. DP111: Quite right. Same happens in Sweden, f.ex. When real war comes, the bulk of this feminist amazons will suddenly realize that the military “is not as exciting as they at first thought”, and will prefer to give way to those they ridiculized and insulted for decades to fight.

  4. Weekly Standard UPDATE:

    ” This post has been updated to reflect the fact that there are no plans to make the USS Illinois an all female submarine. “

    so its a hermaphrodite sub?

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