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Jim Mattis faces a difficult decision on the military's transgender policy

By: Andrew deGrandpre, Meghann Myers and Stephen Losey, May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is prepared to implement a new policy clearing the way for transgender men and women to join the armed forces, Military Times has learned, but final approval rests with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who could endorse, revise, delay or even abandon it.

Mattis faces a July 1 deadline, according to the parameters defined by his predecessor as defense secretary, Ash Carter. But the sensitive matter has become much more urgent for two transgender students now within days of graduating from the Army and Air Force military academies.

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/mattis-military-transgender-policy?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%205.18.17&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Military%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief
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Time for Mattis to step up and put the brakes on this crap....

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Whats difficult, just say no.   He's pretty good at that.
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If you're confused about your plumbing gun weapon um... equipment!, how in the hell are you going to maintain combat readiness?

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Well, something like that...

Does our military really need people who are tormented about something so basic in situations where they may be subject to far greater and more fundamental stresses?
If we want the best to operate increasingly complex weapons systems in increasingly more demanding environments, it doesn't hurt to start with people who have their stuff together to begin with.
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