Elaine Donnelly

Elaine Donnelly

Articles by Elaine Donnelly

Reality Check for Women in Combat

In 2013, the Obama Administration announced the President’s intent to repeal regulations exempting military women from direct ground combat units such as the infantry. The Marine Corps dutifully began a multi-phased research program to determine whether women could meet male physical standards. Two and a half years later, reality is setting in.


Military Women Don’t Need Magic Wands

The new Senate will have many national security and defense issues to deal with in 2015, but indulging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s relentless campaign to alter the military justice system should not be one of them.

Kirsten Gillibrand on Meet the Press

Army Commences Pregnancy Training… for Men

On February 9th, the Department of Defense announced incremental steps to implement a report advocating doctrinaire “diversity” in the military. Central to this campaign, which briefers described as “just the beginning, not the end,” are plans to order female soldiers

Stephanopoulos Quizzes Romney About…Contraception?

During the ABC News New Hampshire debate on Saturday, George Stephanopoulos relentlessly interrogated former Governor Mitt Romney about a non-issue: Should states be able to ban contraception? It was a ridiculous question that Romney disposed of handily. The time could

Poll: Troops Losing Confidence in Obama Commander-in-Chief

President Barack Obama is working hard to shore up his liberal political base, but military voters may be less likely to lend support for his re-election. According to the 2011 Military Times Poll of active-duty subscribers, confidence in the overall

Memo to the Media: Being Black Is Not the Same as Declaring You're Gay

On Sunday, Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace asked an over-the-top question of presidential candidate Rick Santorum, which demonstrated unfortunate media bias on an issue of major concern to military men and women. Tough questions are fair game, but this one

Military LGBT Law to Enforce New Gender Order

Activists of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) Left have been celebrating the end of the 1993 law stating that homosexuals are not eligible to serve in the military, always mislabeled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).” This dubious achievement did

Osama Bin Laden Killed: The PC Version

Recently I heard from a Marine officer with unique insight on the Osama bin Laden takedown. My friend thought the president did a pretty good job announcing the death of Osama bin Laden on Sunday night, but wondered why “diversity”

Ronald Reagan: Political Confidence and Social Conservatism

This weekend I have on display in my home a remembrance of Ronald Reagan, in honor of his 100th Birthday. It is a small 1984 campaign placard showing a large red heart and “Women for Reagan.” The president himself signed

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal: Congress Ignores Combat Troops

On Saturday the United States Senate voted for legislation that will impose heavy, unnecessary burdens on the backs of military men and women. They are the ones who will pay a very high price for Congress’ reckless decision to help

Pentagon Survey Catches a Tiger by the Tail

Defense Department officials should learn a lesson from the uproar that ensued when gay activists “outed” and denounced the official survey of troops on the issue of homosexuals in the military. Jumping the gun on congressional action to repeal the

Elena Kagan Disrespected Military and Law

In her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced justifiable criticism for her deliberate discrimination against military recruiters while she was Dean of Harvard Law School. But with the exception of Ranking Member