The purpose of our military is t be the most effective military force in the world; this deters a great deal of trouble for us. No one wants to mess with the biggest guy on the block. The purpose of the military is not to manifest all the wonderful ideas that may work well in the population as a whole. The demise of Don’t Ask–Don’t Tell will hurt military readiness. Now they’re talking about allowing women into the combat arms–in the army that’s infantry, armor, and special ops. Did you know that the Israeli’s did that for years–but finally stopped because, yup, it degraded the effectiveness of their military in combat. As our government wants to continue to play with our military, let’s remember why we have one.