AmConMag: Why Are Women in Combat? by Scott Beauchamp
The Pentagon cares less about equal rights and more about maintaining recruiting for endless wars.
I don't think his interpretation of the Pentagon's policy changes or Ash's statement is correct -- I think both can be seen in the light of SJW concerns, rather than worries about a shortage of manpower. No citation of recruitment statistics and the raising (or lowering) of standards in order to adjust demand to supply.
Breitbart: Report: US Military Preparing to Expand Under Trump