The Corner

Gender Integration



All good points you make in the Corner. The solution is not necessarily segregating women from men in the military, though. I’m here in Iraq – we’ve got a no-sex and no-alcohol order here. Period. No sex with fellow soldiers. No sex with locals. No sex with CPA civilians. Also, no beverage alcohol (CPA civilians drink in our presence but our orders prohibit it to military personnel) anytime, anyway, anyplace. Our leaders/commanders are authorized to take non-judicial punishment against anyone who breaks these rules. Thus, this is a leadership issue and a good-order-and-discipline issue; it is not a gender integration issue.”

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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