ON-Lion Letter
The Pentagon's admission of women to the infantry and other units has sparked debate in Washington, D.C.  According to testimony on Capitol Hill, women can be involuntarily assigned to combat units, potentially fight in hand-to-hand combat, and may be required to register for the draft.

In March, the Independent Women's Forum (IWF) and the London Center for Policy Research co-hosted a panel discussion about "Women Fighting on the Front Lines" on Capitol Hill in Washington. 

Guest speaker U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California and the panelists -- Maj. Gen. Bob Newman, Jr. (Ret.), IWF senior fellow and former U.S. Army helicopter pilot Amber Smith, Gunnery Sgt. Jessie Jane Duff (Ret.) of the London Center, and Katherine Kidder of the Center for a New American Security -- discussed the opening of all positions in the U.S. military to women and what this means for women, the men who would fight with them, and military preparedness.  

"If the standards stay high, it's not a big deal," Hunter said.  "That's what they say.  Here's what the problem is:  the standards will change because we will have a quota."

Panelists also addressed the questions of whether this a necessary step to ensure women are treated equally under the law and what it means for our culture and the relationships between men and women.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports IWF.
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