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Retired Military Brass Urge Congress To Root Out DOD’s Poisonous ‘Diversity’ And ‘Equity’ Programs

More than 160 retired generals and admirals recently signed a letter calling on Congress to remove so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs from the Department of Defense and remove funding for such programs from the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“As our Nation faces looming threats from ‘foreign’ adversaries/enemies, our military is under assault from a culture war stemming from ‘domestic’ ideologically inspired political policies and practices. … Our military must be laser focused on one mission — readiness, undiminished by the culture war engulfing our country,” Flag Officers 4 America wrote in the letter addressed to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Armed Services Subcommittee Chairman Mike Rogers, and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert.

The signatories — which included former National Security Advisor John Poindexter, Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense William Gerald Boykin — expressed concern about how divisive and discriminatory DEI policies affect national security. So-called “equity,” they wrote, “sounds benign, but in practice it lowers standards. While equality provides equal opportunities, equity’s goal is equal outcomes.”

The officers argued that equal opportunity and meritocracy provide the greatest foundation for both equality and national defense, while the cultural Marxism promoted by DEI policies is a domestic threat to our national security. . . .  (read more on The Federalist)

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. . . .With that as a backdrop, ahead of our nation’s annual Memorial Day observance honoring those who have actually died in the uniformed services of our nation, defending American Liberty in accordance with their sacred oaths “to support and defend” our Constitution, a large contingent of retired senior military officers is taking aim at Biden for his disgraceful assault on military readiness and morale.

The membership of the organization, Flag Officers 4 America, is described as follows: “We are retired military leaders who pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Although retired from active service, each of us feels bound by that oath to do what we can, in our capacity today, to protect our nation from the threats to her freedom.”

They are requesting that Congress ensure no diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and programs promoted by Biden’s woke cadres at the Pentagon are included in the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. Despite the Biden administration’s claim in March that DOD disbanded its DEI initiatives, they are still embedded in the NDAA budget. . . . . (read more)

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