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Anonymous Hold Holds Up Veterans Programs

A Senate tradition allows any single senator to hold up action on a program because she/he has some objection and there is no need for the name to be released to the public. A package of improvements for female veterans that would provide more training for mental health, a pilot program to offer child care so that veterans who have children can find it easier in their lives to endure another deployment and a trial counseling program apparently upset some member of the US Senate. We can assume the culprit is a male who doesn’t approve of all these programs for women.

There is something immoral when young men and women have to place their lives at risk and a US Senator who is a coward and will not allow his/her name to be released is able to delay much needed benefits for those who have served their nation. We certainly know there is one person in the US Senate who is not willing to serve his nation.

Female Air Pilots Fight In Iraq

Although their numbers still remain small by comparison with those of males, women increasingly are playing an important role in the air war of Iraq. DefenseDepartment restrictions prohibit all services from placing women in direct ground combat. But Air Force women have been clelared to fight from the air in fighter jets, bombers and gun-ships since the mid 1990s. Female pilots have also paid with their lives and the two gulf wars have resulted in the death of about 104 female service members. Master Sgt. Kimberly Sullpeck, has flown an estimated 450 hours on AC-130H gunships in Afghanistan which has placed her directly in the path of gunfire. Women are3 proving they can handle difficult combat missions.

Obviously, the presence of females fighting in wars upsets even some of America’s closest allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia. In the Gulf War, the presence of American females in army uniforms was a factor in Saudi women demanding rights such as the right to drive a car. The increase in the number of women fighting in the Middle East is bound to impact militants who regard their presence as a threat to the male dominated world they desire to impose on women.