Ben Carson would consider reinstating a ban on gays in the military and women in combat roles, the presidential candidate said Monday in an interview with CNN. Carson said that those decisions should be made based on evidence, not ideology, and so he would reconsider the evidence if his advisers told him to as president. Carson’s new campaign manager, Maj. Gen. Robert Dees, said during the joint interview that the recent changes to the military’s policy amounted to “social engineering.”
“Everyone is not good at everything,” Dees said. “We have tried experiments within the military, such as the role of women in combat.”
The Department of Defense announced just last month that all military branches would open combat positions to women in the coming years.
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