“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skills. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” —Sun Tzu
This Gatestone Institute article talks about the accelerated pace of Chinese nuclear weapons buildup well beyond the Pentagon’s initial assessments. It quotes the Commander of US Strategic Command about the unprecedented threat from the PRC while the American military is dealing with outdated hardware and decreasing capability.
Yet, as the article says:
Instead of doing all in its power to counter those adversaries, however, the US Department of Defense has been focusing precious time and resources on extremism, diversity, equity and inclusion, and climate change within the military:
In July, the Senate Armed Services Committee called on the Pentagon to stop its programs to prevent and root out extremism within the military, most notably Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s “stand-down” directive, which the military spent 5.4 million hours on implementing, at a cost of more than $500,000.
The request to halt the programs came after it became known last December that the amount of hours and money expended on the effort had resulted in the finding of just 100 “cases of extremism,” or around .005%, in a military employing 2.46 million people.
In addition, since January 21, 2021, the military spent 529,771 hours on developing, preparing, delivering, attending or assessing new “diversity, equity and inclusion” training, including training in or discussions of critical race theory at the cost of $476,874.
Those hours do not include time spent on pre-existing diversity, equity and inclusion” training programs that were in place prior to January 21, 2021.
Finally, the military spent 1,059 hours and $5,000 on the research, development, writing or coordination of the “DoD Climate Adaptation Plan” since January 21, 2021.
Overall, since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, at a time when every effort should have been geared towards countering top military threats, the Department of Defense spent nearly six million hours on extremism, diversity, equity and inclusion training, and climate change.
U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Space Command SASC Testimony (DOD, 9 Mar 22)
China may have surpassed US in number of nuclear warheads on ICBMs (Defense News, 7 Dec 22)
Biden Administration Opens Door to China Sabotage in North Dakota (Gatestone Institute, 27 DEC 22)
The Biden administration just cleared a Chinese company to own 370 acres of land within 12 miles of Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota. . .