The National Defense Authorization Act, an annual exercise in allotting money for America’s military, has in the past been used to open the door to “detain as a threat to national security anyone viewed as a troublemaker,” according to critics.
This year it’s a social experiment, including “feminist pork,” according to a new report from the military watchdog the Center for Military Readiness.
The organization, an independent, nonpartisan, public-policy organization that promotes high standards and sound priorities in the making of military personnel policies, has issued a new report on the pending Senate proposal.
Titled “Problematic Proposals in National Defense Authorization Act for 2015,” it says several of the elements of the plan “are problematic and needlessly disruptive to our military.”
For example, the report says, the Senate Armed Services Committee version of the NDAA bill, S.2410, “would establish yet another power base in the Pentagon for feminists who believe that a person accused of sexual misconduct is automatically guilty, unless he is somehow (against all odds) found innocent because of ‘anti-women’ legal procedures that must be ‘fixed.’”
“The Senate bill calls for what could be called ‘feminist pork’ – a 20-member committee to be called the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces,” the report says.
Essentially, it would involve, according to the report, “establishment of a special-interest committee” that would duplicate a “vast array of existing programs available to persons reporting sexual abuse.”
The report also cites “several ill-advised provisions” from “feminist Rep. Loretta Sanchez,” a California Democrat, that would “create the presumptive impression that Congress already has approved women in the infantry, despite the fact that the House has not had a hearing on the subject since 1979 … and has conducted almost zero oversight since the administration announced its intent to order women into the infantry by January 2016.”
Among the changes pondered in this section would be one to step up recruiting efforts to “increase military service academy accessions by women by an additional 2o percent.”
“There is nothing wrong with special efforts to recruit women and attract them into the military service academies, but the additional 20 percent quota would be divisive, counterproductive and completely unnecessary,” the report said.
The goals would include “gender diversity metrics,” or “quotas,” and if fully implemented, would make “military promotions contingent on support for those quotas.”
Written by BOB UNRUH
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