Women in Combat

News item: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to overturn the ban on women in combat.

My take: The military is not supposed to be a jobs program. I’m all for women doing whatever job is out there if they can do it just as well as men, without special considerations or lowered standards, and I’m grateful for all the sacrificial military contributions they already make. But does anyone really think that females can perform in physically demanding combat roles just as well as men do? This decision risks compromising our national security and the lives of American soldiers–male and female–on the altar of political correctness.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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