Monday, May 21, 2007

Introducing the Lionesses

The Navy has braved a new frontier (GO NAVY!) when they became the first branch of the Armed Forces (Happy Birthday!) to include women in their Seabees.
Band of sisters plays key role in security.

The Lioness program was born when Marine commanders needed a culturally acceptable way to conduct effective searches of Iraqi women at control points along the Iraqi border and other locations. Because men in Muslim countries are not allowed to touch women they are not related to, it was difficult to stop insurgents from using women to smuggle in arms or money. Lioness trains U.S. servicewomen to conduct searches of females, accomplishing the mission while being sensitive to Muslim women. [Continue reading by clicking on the title.]
I know I'm biased, being a woman and all, but I don't women in combat. If you are going to put us in combat, then by God, do it right! LOL.

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