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[–] ArsCortica 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

A reasonable decision. Sacrificing combat strength, troop cohesion, and no small amount of resources for what effectively is a glorified PR stunt was a considerable mistake. With female soldiers, you could at least argue that they have their own uses for military campaigns that more and more have evolved into peacekeeping missions, but there literally was no reason to have transgender candidates other than "muh diversity".

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[–] lefthandpath 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But you can remove all women from the military without any serious side effects.

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[–] soniathegoat 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Well, I guess if you don't consider a 15% reduction in force a serious side effect. And while there aren't a ton of women in the infantry, 30% of AMEDD personnel are female - nurses, lab techs, doctors, etc, and those women play a huge role in maintaining personnel readiness.

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[–] ArsCortica 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

Not in terms of raw combat capacity, no. But looking at the police, people normally are less aggressive and less inclined to attack or hurt female cops as they are seen as less threatening. Female soldiers could serve a similar purpose, especially when it comes to interacting with other, also female civilians.

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[–] ChosenUndead 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Still not tired of winning

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[–] monfrere 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The army don't need the transgenders with their dresses and handbags.

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[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.is/Bze3W | :

Trump to ban transgender people from all military service | TheHill

'President Trump on Wednesday said he would ban transgender people from any military service. '

'"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," Trump tweeted. '

'Trump during the 2016 campaign called himself a "real friend" of the LGBT community and accused Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham ClintonTrump to ban transgender people from all military service Trump incorrectly claims he beat Clinton in Youngstown, Ohio Trump and Sessions no longer speaking to one another: report MORE of prioritizing “Islamic extremists” over LGBT Americans. '

'That step left a decision for Trump Secretary of Defense James Mattis to make a decision on whether to allow new transgender troops to enter the military. '

'"Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming...victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. '

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