Yesterday, Ash Carter jumped the shark and announced that women would now be authorized to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the US military without exception. I find it more than insidious that Carter made this major announcement less than 24 hours in the wake of the horrific San Bernardino terrorist attack.
It’s almost like they wanted to fly right under the radar of the media, which has deployed in force to Southern California’s Inland Empire. Carter may have thought he was being clever and no doubt he is under orders from the White House.
Unfortunately, he hasn’t been clever enough. Senator John McCain wanted to know yesterday why Carter made the announcement earlier than expected. There were reports that Carter wouldn’t make a decision until January or February.
An article in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, which in my opinion is in the hip pocket of Fort Benning, stated that Carter made his decision based on the “successful” performance of the three female Ranger School graduates in the last three months at the US Army’s toughest combat school.