Issues Research & Analysis
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April 18, 2002
On March 28 CMR attorneys responded to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by feminist attorney Susan Barnes. In litigation filed against CMR in 1996, Barnes accused CMR of ending the already-failing career of former pilot Carey D. Lohrenz by exposing double standards in her F-24 training. In her latest filing, Barnes filed several declarations signed by former F-14 instructors and supervisors, plus one that was unsigned, which lend questionable support her case. In response, CMR cited sworn testimony given by the same officers in the Navy’s 1998 Air Wing Eleven Investigation, which flatly contradict what the "declarants" are claiming now. Watch for details soon on www.cmrlink.org. . . Read More

April 15, 2002
Despite intense pressure from Pentagon feminists and their allies in Congress, the Charter of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services was allowed to expire on February 28, 2002. This was good news to the Center for Military Readiness and many influential friends and organizations that strongly opposed continuation of the DACOWITS. Time will tell, however, whether the agenda of radical feminists will truly become a thing of the past. . .  Read More

March 5, 2002
Washington Times Background Report on the DACOWITS

Will Bush Defense Department Dissolve Feminist Power Base? . . . Read More

March 1, 2002
Friday, March 1, 2002 Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, praised the Bush Administration for not renewing the charter of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS), which expired at midnight yesterday, February 28. (See "Women’s Panel to Get New Orders," Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, March 1, 2002) In a statement she said, "I am encouraged because the decision not to automatically extend the charter indicates that the Bush Administration is giving this matter serious thought. My hope is that they are looking at this as a national defense issue, not just a women’s issue. "With so many uniformed women serving well in positions of high rank, there is no need for a group of amateur civilian women to tell the Defense Department what to do. . . Read More

February 28, 2002
Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, disputed claims made by Rep. Heather Wilson, (R-NM), who met with Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz yesterday to promote renewal of the charter of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. (Washington Times, "Panel on Military Women in Peril," Feb. 28) Donnelly recommended that the two-year charter of the DACOWITS not be extended beyond its expiration date, which is today, February 28: "Congresswoman Wilson is out of line in threatening the Deputy Secretary of Defense with 'strenuous opposition' in the middle of a war. Military women who are serving their country well don't need the civilian women of DACOWITS to go 'outside the chain of command' to express their concerns. . . Read More