Homeland Security pick opposed women in combat
Marine General John Kelly opposed the Pentagon opening combat roles to women. CNN reported January:
A top commander in the U.S. military voiced concern Friday over a recent decision by the Pentagon to open up combat positions to women.
Marine Gen. John Kelly, the outgoing head of Southern Command, told reporters that in contemplating action on the battlefield, the key question is whether or not it makes the armed forces more lethal.
“If the answer to that is yes, then do it,” Kelly said. “If the answer to that is no, clearly don’t do it. If the answer to that is, it shouldn’t hurt, I would suggest that we shouldn’t do it, because it might hurt.”