While President Biden’s Secretary of the Army has defended its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs this week as “important,” several current and former members of the U.S. military, who have put their lives on the line to ensure America’s security and defend its freedoms, are sounding the alarm over what they call a culture putting “wokeness” before training and combat effectiveness.
Those service members, some of whom served with Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, are blaming that culture for its recruiting challenges, which have risen to a level unseen since it was transitioned to an all-volunteer force.
“The military is extremely woke,” one service member told Fox News Digital recently.
“I do perceive the Army leadership as woke, and probably the lower enlisted (they have been indoctrinated in school),” another service member said. “Equity-diversity is another way to divide and control the masses. It does nothing for the warfighter.” . . . (read article)