Now Congress is stepping in. As a part of the Defense Authorization Bill, members of the House Armed Services Committee have voted to freeze the positions open to women until the matter can be examined more closely. Martha Kleder spoke with Elaine Donnelly, president of The Center for Military Readiness
Chairman Duncan Hunter on Women in Combat (2:10)
Addressing the mark-up session of the 2006 Defense Appropriations bill, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, (R-California) says confusing data from the Department of the Army and e-mails from service members on the matter of the assignment of women to combat units prompted an amendment. Click here to listen.
Congress Sees Need to Intervene in the Armyís Plans for Women (6:51)
A great ally of Concerned Women for America on this issue is Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness. Martha Kleder, CWA policy analyst attended the hearing with Elaine. Through the day, different amendment language was proposed; some good, some terrible. Elaine has more on the dayís developments. Click here to listen.
*For more information on the women in combat issue and a strong critique of the article in The Washington Post, see this commentary by Charmaine Yoest, a friend of CWA and the daughter of our own Dr. Janice Crouse.
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