Our guest blogger is a retired Navy captain Dwayne Oslund, USN (Ret.), partnering with the ACLU to advocate for women openly serving in combat roles.
During my 25-year career as a Navy officer and helicopter pilot, I was fortunate to witness firsthand the genuine skills and capabilities of U.S. servicewomen. But at the same time, these brave women were limited in their opportunities by arbitrary rules that had nothing to do with their abilities and, if anything, hurt the readiness of our military. I also saw women rise to the occasion when the policies that excluded them from certain positions yielded to the realities of modern warfare and the challenges of maintaining an effective fighting force....read more
There will be a longer post about this (hopefully) tomorrow, but briefly a response to this:...read more
Who supports the troops? Congress has decided not to support a bill that would put emergency contraception back in military health care facilities. The drug used to be on the Department of Defense’s Basic Care Formulatry, but was removed without explanation in 2002. Because why offer basic reproductive healthcare to the women who work hard […]...read more
There are countless reasons to be outraged about the abuses of detainees at American military prisons. But there is one abuse about which there can surely be no debate, even among the die-hard supporters of President Bush: the exploitation and debasement of women serving in the United States military. This practice must come to an […]...read more