Women In Combat? – Lt. Col. Jeff Addicott Says “No Way”
Lt. Col. Jeff Addicott, retired Green Beret, 20 years in the Judge Advocate General's Corp, Director for the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary's University joined 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' today to discuss women in combat roles in the military.
A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses the government of violating the constitutional rights of servicewomen by excluding them from certain combat units. Command Sgt. Maj. Jane Baldwin and Col. Ellen Haring allege the policies have hindered their career advancement.
Addicott said, "From a legal perspective the military can discriminate. The goal of the military is to meet the enemy and destroy the enemy. Not to be a social engineering petri dish for people and their different ideas how the world should be."
According to Col. Addicott, "If you want to bring women into combat positions you would have to lower the standards to make them pass the physical training."
Listen to the interview: