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US Navy lifts ban on women in submarines. The article also mentions that the top brass is reviewing the whole "no women in combat" policy that Iraq & Afghanistan has more than disproven.

One of the articles I read yesterday implied that the Navy is probably going to get the submarine policy passed via Congress because the ones who would be against it are all focused on defeating the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". While I'll be happy to see this ban repealed, I don't want it to be at the expense of getting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repealed.

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weasel2000 From: weasel2000 Date: February 24th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
Women not being allowed in combat has always been a bit specious...but the action in Iraq and Afghanistan (mainly infantry actions) is NOT the same as service in a submarine. Enclosed spaces for extended times and a very tight group of people who must work under stress and without much outlet...a nuclear submarine is very different from any other naval vessel and most units (with the possible exception of the S.E.A.L's)

I wouldn't worry, DA/DT will be repealed, there are no athiest in foxholes and no one cares about your sexual orientation either...
mike_smith From: mike_smith Date: February 25th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC) (Permanent Entry Link)
I don't know. You have to figure one was going to happen before the other. And whichever one comes first would surely help pave the way for the other one.
2 talons or Rake your talons?