“I want to understand White rage. And I’m White.”
This is what keeps our nation’s top General up at night.
Don’t just take my word for it. You can see it with your eyes.
According to reports, General Mark Milley (Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) told Congress leaders before the invasion of Ukraine that Ukraine would be invaded. “…fall in 72 hours.”
Once Putin wasn’t winning on the battlefield, the Pentagon acknowledged that this could be a long war.
The military acts in a reactive posture versus from a proactive position, and it’s high time we have serious conversations about it.
To be fair to General Milley, you can’t put all the blame for the repetitive incompetence displayed by The Pentagon on him. He is, however, the highest-ranking military officer in the country. He could be blamed for everything.
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Perhaps if he spent more time studying the profession of arms versus delving into his white fragility, he could accurately predict the possible outcomes of Russia’s invasion.
Perhaps if he had spent more time listening to his generals in the field than playing politics, he could’ve appropriately advised on the outcome of our withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days,” Milley said.
There are many examples in history of military personnel who learned from their mistakes to do better the next time.
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What is the cause of the decline in military skill and foresight?
The military and politics are old friends. Men have lobbied to be elevated and have a greater influence since the inception of this nation. This is also true for top brass who are focused on their career and financial gain as they compete to be on defense contractor boards.
There is a significant difference in how many Americans serve in the military today as compared to the time they served. Consider the World War II-era military ranks. About 11% of Americans served as military personnel.
This dropped to 7% in 2018, according to the 2018 report. It doesn’t seem like a huge difference. It was more noticeable when you look at the actual numbers. There were 3.5million Active Duty soldiers in 1968 and 1.4million in 2021.
All demographics and all groups revered the American military until recently. Politicians, media and other powerful groups would often extol the military’s virtues. It is quite different from the criticism and skepticism that other taxpayer-funded institutions face in this country.
You have probably been in service for at least 20 years and received training on how Americans trust uniformed men and women over all other occupations.
However, last November, the Ronald Reagan Institute found in a poll that only 45% reported “A great deal of trust and confidence in the military,”Down 25 pointsIn just three years, it is comparable to other polls.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley’s erroneous public predictions, and focus on integrating “woke” social policies into military training have caused overall military morale to drop to levels that some veterans say is an all-time low. https://t.co/6sv6aw0k9a pic.twitter.com/URbscU399D
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 12, 2022
Why the steady decline in public confidence?
Undoubtedly, the chaotic retreat from Kabul played an important role in shaking off this optimism. This was the first occasion since Saigon fell that Americans had seen a military defeat. However, no matter how one feels about the withdrawal, it was the execution that upset many people on both sides.
Our military leaders attempted to convince Congress and media that there were many things to be proud of. For thousands of people, the heroic airlift that our military personnel had performed was a miracle.
It’s as if images of Afghans being thrown from our tanks, the 13 soldiers who were killed, and innocent civilians we lost in an airstrike that was based on poor intelligence, are not relevant to our global mobility.
The defense machine has mastered this kind of misdirection, going back to the military academy. We are therefore creating unqualified, weak and ill-equipped military leaders that we depend on, even though it is painfully obvious.
BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Matt Gaetz Slams Generals Mark Milley and Lloyd Austin for their Total Failures as Leaders of Armed Forces
“If there wasn’t a president so inept, we would all be fired.” You deserve it. pic.twitter.com/09CSv3k5Rv
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 29, 2021
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It’s commonly believed that gaining acceptance into any military academy is something only the most premier students can attain. However, this is false. When the number of applicants was high, The Naval Academy boasted that it had received over 22,000 applications in a single year. It was close to 5,000.
According to the Department of Education, universities are required to submit information about their applicants and admit numbers. Military academies have the right to set their policies. They accept any applicant who is interested in the academies regardless of whether or not they submit a completed application.
These two factors are combined with an average of United States Senators and Representatives Received approximately $171,000 in donationsFamilies of students They were nominated for the academymies. It’s easy to see how we flood these academies with the average and dull versus the best and brightest.
In an effort to provide diversity, each academy offers preparatory schools that, while they appear to be a benefit to those from less fortunate socioeconomic backgrounds, many of the students are actually not. However, many of the preparatory school students are not from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. There are many sports programs available.These academies are meant to be recruitment tools for the programs.
Each student who is accepted into preparatory school will lose their place to another student with a higher academic qualification. The military academy’s fabrications have instilled in Americans overconfidence in the military and reduced overall military preparedness.
In one of his first meetings with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Trump once reportedly said, “You don’t know how to win anymore.”
He could have been mistaken.
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