Sunday, November 19, 2023

The US Army Discovers Woke Doesn’t Win Wars — But Is It Too Late; America’s Woke Military is Leaving Us Dangerously Unprepared, and related stories

The US Army discovers woke doesn’t win wars — but is it too late?
Are the powers that be planning a war?
The US Army last week “released a recruitment ad that critics argue is a sure sign the military is gearing up for war,” Townhall’s Leah Barkoukis reports. “There are no signs of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the 30-second spot, which features white males jumping out of a plane.”
After several years of stressing wokeness and diversity — and telling troops, “If you’re a white male, you are part of the problem” — the Army is suddenly seeking old-fashioned soldiers from traditional sources.
That’s because, like it or not, if you’re looking for combat soldiers, you’re going to be recruiting heavily among white males — and, worse yet from the wokies’ standpoint, white males from the South and Midwest.
Though the Army has become more diverse overall, historically it’s been white males who have disproportionately signed up for combat roles.
This remains true enough that the Army has been worrying about it for a while, though mostly in terms of its impact on the promotion of minority and female officers, since senior leadership comes largely from combat or “tactical” commands.
The United States is involved, though not yet with substantial troops, in three theaters: Ukraine, China/Taiwan/the Philippines and the Middle East. --->READ MORE HERE
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America’s woke military is leaving us dangerously unprepared:
House Republicans voted to end diversity, equity and inclusion programs and personnel at the Pentagon, and one wonders whether the US military will ever be the same.
The provision was one of a number of anti-woke measures in the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act — including reversing the Pentagon’s new abortion-enabling paid travel and leave policies — that have occasioned sputtering outrage.
According to National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, there’s no way President Joe Biden would ever sign such legislation “that would put our troops at greater risk or put our readiness at risk.”
America’s leaders used to worry that we wouldn’t have enough stopping power to defend against Soviet tanks potentially pouring through the Fulda Gap or a survivable nuclear force in the event of a nuclear first strike; now they worry service members might not be learning enough about microaggressions.
Last year, Bishop Garrison, then serving as the defense secretary’s senior adviser for human capital and diversity, equity and inclusion, said that DEI needs to be part of every decision the military makes — it’s a “force multiplier” and will make the military more lethal.
It’s not clear how this could possibly be true. --->READ MORE HERE
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