An overwhelming majority of US Special Operators responding to a survey say "No" to Women in special operations jobs. The results of this survey come on the heels of a recent report that the U.S. Naval Academy will open the Navy SEAL training screening process to women next year.
According to the AP, those surveyed men in the U.S. military's most dangerous jobs care little about political correctness or gender equality.
And they have a message for their political leadership.
When they are fighting in the shadows or bleeding on the battlefield, women have no place on their teams.
In blunt and, at times, profanity-laced answers to a voluntary survey conducted by the Rand Corp., more than 7,600 of America's special operations forces spoke with nearly one voice. Allowing women to serve in Navy SEAL, Army Delta or other commando units could hurt their effectiveness and lower the standards, and it may drive men away from the dangerous posts.
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Here are some of their responses: “The atmosphere of a SEAL platoon is that of aggression, and a no-fail attitude capable of achieving any task, which is NOT complemented with the introduction of females to the platoon. The mere presence of a woman would negatively alter the mindset of SEAL operators.”
“I will get out as soon as my contract is up if women serve in Special Forces. You’ve spent tens of millions training us, we have a good thing, please don’t f(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk) it up.”
“This integration will happen eventually and we might as well embrace it while we have current solid leadership and incoming solid leadership at the top to facilitate the transition.”
“I think having women in a SEAL Platoon is a bad fit and will degrade the combat effectiveness of a unit, but I do not think that means women cannot work with SEALs. They do not have to have a Trident (certification) to be effective in low visibility operations and I do think that it is beneficial to use them to break up the profile of service members working abroad.”
“Gender equality is not an option when the bullets are flying. Most males in the area of the world I work in would rather back hand a female than listen to her speak. There is a reason we send men to do these jobs.”
“Not that I think that women don’t have a place in the military because they do. But they do not belong on a SOF team isolated in a country where they may be the only Americans for months on end. This is nothing more than a political stunt designed to please a minority of our population who have no idea what it really takes to be an operator.”
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