This lunacy in support of drafting females expressed during the Republican debate can only be attributable to the fact that none of these egalitarian wannabe commanders-in-chief have ever served in the military. Not Rubio. Not Bush. Not Christie. Not Carson. Not Kasich.
Unlike this assortment of characters, I know a thing or two about the Army. I spent 20 years in that service, a good portion of which as an NCO before becoming an officer. My branch, the Military Intelligence Corps, was filled with females, so I know what I am talking about.
I enlisted in 1976 when the last remnants of the draft army were barely visible – but the stories of male draftees endured for decades. Let me be frank. The US Army had a hard enough time with male draftees, and currently has a hard enough time with female volunteers.
My only “war experience” was Desert Storm. I was assigned to G-2, VII Corps. It was that unit that contained the five armored divisions which took on the Iraqi Republican Guard. My job, as Order of Battle Officer, was to write a daily intelligence summary for the Corps Headquarters and the five divisions, so I was not exactly peeling potatoes. Yet, my unit deployed at 52% strength – and one reason was the fact that no less than FIVE FEMALE VOLUNTEERS, to include two officers, were pregnant before we shipped out to Saudi Arabia in early December 1990, and therefore could not deploy with us. Eventually we received replacements from stateside, but the initial six weeks of Desert Storm were exceedingly demanding because we had deployed short-handed.
The bottom line is this. If male draftees caused problems, and if a disproportionate amount of female volunteers cause problems (some of which are swept under the rug), can anyone imagine the magnitude of difficulties caused by FEMALE DRAFTEES?