"Chilling Trends" of Military Sexual Assault

April 4, 2012
Buried in a new Army report about stress and discipline in the ranks, a section titled "Sex Crime Trends" reports that violent attacks and rapes have nearly doubled since 2006, rising from 663 to 1,313 last year. (See Washington Times, Army's 'Chilling Trend' PutsWomen At Risk.)
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Army Pregnancy Training...for Men

February 21, 2012
On February 9 the Department of Defense announced incremental steps to implement a report advocating doctrinaire "diversity" in the military. Central to this campaign, which briefers described as "just the beginning, not the end," are plans to order female soldiers into direct ground combat units such as Army and Marine infantry and Special Operations Forces. These fighting battalions, which attack the enemy with deliberate offensive action, face conditions and physical demands that go far beyond the experience of being "in harm's way." ...Complete article posted at BigPeace here.

2012 Presidential Candidate Survey Results Released

December 6, 2011
The Military Culture Coalition has released responses to the MCC 2012 Presidential Candidate Survey, which asked six questions about military social issues such as gays in the military, enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the military, religious liberty for chaplains, and subjecting women to direct ground combat and Selective Service registration. . .
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Santorum v. Paul on National Security and Marriage

August 14, 2011
The debate leading up to the Iowa Straw Poll on Saturday may have changed the outcome.  Attention is focusing on Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, who is developing the knack of answering a tough question without conceding the premise. The second-place finish of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas, who was expected by many to win, deserves closer examination.  For several years Paul and his noisy supporters have won a series of straw polls, even though the 76 year-old congressman's chances of being nominated in 2012 are even less than they were in 2008.  At events such as the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Paul has done a masterful job of whipping up young voter/activists who seem to be focusing on his libertarian positions on marijuana legalization, combined with a leftist anti-war bent.
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Conservatives for Unity at CPAC

March 1, 2011

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), coinciding with the Centennial Celebration of Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday, started a re-examination of what it means to be conservative.

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Pentagon Using "Spin" to Push Gays in Military Goal

November 23, 2010
Pentagon officials are stepping up a misleading perception management (PM) campaign, trying to rush Congress into passing legislation that would impose a new LGBT Law or policy on our military. Such a law would require full acceptance of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders in all branches and communities of the military, with "zero tolerance" of dissent.
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CMR Requests Investigation of Pentagon "Leak" on Gays-in-Military Survey

October 29, 2010

According to the AP and the Washington Post, an unnamed Pentagon source has claimed that the recent Defense Department survey of 400,000 active-duty and reserve troops found that a majority would not object if they are required to accept professed homosexuals in the military following repeal of the current law.

‘Don’t Ask’ Survey: Majority OK Serving With Openly Gay Troops, Sources Say
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Senate Rejects Repeal of Law on Gays in the Military

October 7, 2010
Last month's vote in the United States Senate frustrated, for now, unremitting efforts of liberals and their LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) allies to impose a radical social experiment on the U. S. military. That men and women whose one and only priority rightly should be defense of the nation find themselves under such an assault should be an outrage, but unfortunately, most media have treated the issue as an afterthought.   . . .
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Alliance Defense Fund Weighs in with Pentagon Repeal Panel

October 1, 2010
The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has released submissions it has made to the Pentagon Comprehensive Review Working Group (CRWG), the ad hoc panel charged by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to assess the impact of repeal of the law on gays in the military on the armed forces. The submissions include a letter from ADF following up its meeting (in which it was joined by CMR and other organizations concerned about this issue) of September 16, 2010 with the CRWG, as well as two anonymous articles from currently serving military officers . . .
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Military Culture Coalition Poll “Changes Game” in Gays in Military Debate

August 12, 2010
With the release of a new poll commissioned by the Military Culture Coalition, largely undiscussed issues and perspectives in the debate over the attempt to repeal the law on gays in the military have emerged. Contrary to past polls that gauged respondents' "feelings" about gays in the military, the MCC poll finds that Americans support keeping the current law. These findings and others have been reported in several stories since the poll’s release:
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Libertarians Should Leave the Military Alone

August 6, 2010

John Stossel, a Fox News personality and self-proclaimed libertarian, recently wrote a column for Human Events announcing his belief that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy is "dumb" and that the United States should "repeal" it.

Stossel's article and similar comments on "The O'Reilly Factor" were misinformed and inappropriate in their assumption that the military is comparable to the civilian world. As stated in current law, it is not. Stossel and others are free to be libertarians, but that is a poor excuse for imposing on the military extremes of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) agenda.
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Gay Activist Groups "Protest Too Much"

July 28, 2010

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) activists have revealed the next stage of their plan to push repeal of the 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible for military service. They need to act fast-prior to the end of this Congress-since the next election may change everything.

The Washington newspaper Politico, in its daily "Morning Defense" e-mail, reported that the gay-activist Servicemembers United group has formed "'Servicemembers United Action Fund,'...to give them lobbying muscle to fight for repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.'" The gay newspaper The Advocate also reported the launch of Outserve, "[a]n organization representing gay and lesbian active duty military personnel...formed to help the Pentagon as the military eases into its proposed policy change."
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Patrick Murphy’s GIMC and MoveOn.org

June 23, 2010

In an article for Military.com titled "Don't Ask How Much to Repeal 'Don't Tell'," former Marine officer Ilario Pantano takes strong exception to "a neatly bundled vote wrapped in the flag with a camouflage bow on top. And a price tag."

Pantano is talking about the vote last month in the House of Representatives, led by Pennsylvania Democrat Patrick Murphy, a former Army JAG officer, which would repeal the law making homosexuals ineligible for military service (Section 654, Title 10, U. S. Code, usually mislabeled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell").
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"Repeal Deal" Rammed Through House

June 11, 2010
On Thursday, May 27, a combination of liberal and misguided legislators exploited or fell for a contrived "Repeal Deal" that began the process of eliminating the 1993 law regarding gays in the military while denying that result and the price that would be paid. This abnegation of congressional authority occurred despite strong letters of opposition from the four military service chiefs of the ArmyNavyAir Force, and Marine Corps.
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Betrayal of the Chiefs

June 11, 2010
In a May 30 interview with Fox News SundayChairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen was equivocal about legislation to repeal the current law making homosexuals ineligible for military service that he had put on track for passage with his own Senate testimony. On February 2 Mullen admitted that the proposed new law would cause problems. Neither he nor Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has named a single advantage of repeal to the military, but the politically-correct admiral nevertheless is personally for it. For Secretary Gates, the president’s stated views (and political promises) are the sole justification for "moving out."
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The Fight to Stop Repeal Continues

June 11, 2010

As the Senate prepares for the battle over the repeal of the law making homosexuals ineligible for military service, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) joined with Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John McCain, who led the opposition for months, in calling for action to remove the measure from the defense bill when it comes before the full Senate (Roll Call, May 27, 2010).

Sen. McCain told Roll Call that he would "without a doubt" support a filibuster if the bill goes to the floor with language to repeal the law with "delayed implementation." "I’ll do everything in my power," the Arizona Republican said, citing letters from the four service chiefs urging Congress not to act before a Pentagon review of the policy is complete. "I’m going to do everything I can to support the men and women of the military and to fight what is clearly a political agenda."
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The Military Culture Coalition Stands Up for 1993 Law

June 11, 2010

In February CMR announced the formation of a Military Culture Coalition (MCC) to encourage communication and cooperation between organizations that support sound military personnel policies. On May 24, in advance of congressional votes on repeal of the 1993 law making homosexuals ineligible for military service (Sec. 654, Title 10, U. S. Code, usually mislabeled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), the MCC received new support from a long list of distinguished individuals who signed a formal statement coordinated by the Conservative Action Project, chaired by former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III.

Memo for the Movement
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Veterans Groups and Others Oppose "Repeal Deal"

June 11, 2010

The following respected veterans groups have taken a stand against the "Repeal Deal" to allow open homosexuality in the military by repealing the current law making homosexuals ineligible. The organizations below sent letters to congressional leaders opposing hasty action to repeal the current law:

American Legion: May 19, 2010 - "The military is a unique environment, in which DADT has worked well without diminishing our nation's war-fighting capability. Indeed, the core purpose of our military is to fight and win our nation's wars. Enacting any law that does not enhance the military's ability to accomplish that mission would be detrimental to the security of our nation. We believe that the repeal of DADT would be such an action."
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Milbloggers Not Unanimous

May 13, 2010
The Huffington Post and Politico posted items yesterday touting a statement signed by military bloggers (in internet shorthand, "milbloggers), purportedly calling for "repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'" But at least one among their number pointed out on the prominent "This Ain't Hell" blog that all milbloggers aren't in unanimity on the so-called repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). The catch-phrase, which misrepresents the intent of the 1993 law making homosexuals ineligible for military service, actually is a Pentagon administrative policy that Congress never voted for.
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Street Theater of the LGBT Left

May 6, 2010
This article in the gay magazine Advocate shows a picture of the six former military members who chained themselves to the White House gate in a protest demanding repeal of the 1993 law. Former Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, the person on the far left of the photo in a Navy woman's uniform, is a transgendered former male. Next to Sandeen is Army Lt. Daniel Choi, who continues as a soldier with his National Guard unit even though he has twice gotten arrested for public demonstrations in uniform. CMR has previously analyzed his behavior in "Unbecoming Conduct of Gay Activist Lt. Daniel Choi."
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