US Army now has female rangers: politics over military readiness?

Notice something I reported here nearly one year ago:

August 21, 2015

First Lt. Shaye Haver of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Capt. Kristen Griest of Orange, Conn., are pinning on the black-and-gold Ranger tab at a graduation ceremony, along with 94 male soldiers, at Fort Benning, Ga. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called the women Thursday to congratulate them for finishing the nine-week training program.

Capt. Griest told reporters Thursday she hopes her success shows that women “can deal with the same stresses and training that men can.”

While women can sometimes handle stress better than men, what is happening with the US military is not based upon military preparedness but has to do more with political correctness.

On the radio today, I heard female reporters for both CNN and Fox gushing about how great this is for the USA.  However, one of them interviewed a general (probably a retired one) who, while he congratulated the women for getting through the program, he expressed concerns about it.  He pointed out that the females failed the program twice.  He said that males who fail once, normally do not remain in the program, unlike what has happened with these females.  He also said that the women did NOT go through the normal peer-review process for graduation.  He also said that if they only do ceremonial and practice exercises that would be fine, but he expressed concerns about them if they really are involved in leading troops in war.

News Presenter:  John Hickey