bin Laden Dead

May 2, 2011

You’ll have heard by now that our guys killed Osama bin Laden yesterday.  Apparently we were able to locate him because of intelligence obtained from detainees at Guantanamo Bay, which some suggest would not have been possible without waterboardingRead the rest of this entry »

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While doing research for work, I ran into this, a compilation of empirical and other information tending to support the position that “placing women in physically demanding jobs in the military, as for example combat,” is unwise.  A couple of typical examples:

“Using the standard Army Physical Fitness Test, [an Army researcher] found that the upper quintile of women at West point achieved scores on the test equivalent to the bottom quintile of men.”

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Keep It Gay

December 18, 2010

The government is going to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell”, the compromise policy whereby the military doesn’t ask servicemen about their sexual proclivities or practices and they don’t tell.  Read the rest of this entry »