Trump Pentagon likely to abandon social experiments for core mission under Mattis, say experts
Obama took the greatest fighting force in the history of the world and did everything he could think of to neuter and de-claw it:
Under President Obama, the military sought to integrate transgender persons into the ranks, allow women into special operations forces and purge the nomenclature of gender-specific words, adopting what some critics say was a “politically correct” liberal agenda. That’s a contrast to the traditional U.S. military approach.
In addition, some Navy ships have been named for civil rights activists. And while the Obama administration has taken an inclusive approach on some issues, it has also worked to minimize expressions of Christianity in the ranks. For example, several officers have been disciplined for displaying Bibles or gospel verses in their quarters.
Veterans and military experts told FoxNews.com that, while some of Obama’s civil rights advancements may be locked in, neither Trump nor his choice for secretary of defense, Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, are likely to make social experimentation a priority.
The mission of the military is to prepare to kill and destroy on a moment’s notice in service to the nation. Anything that hinders that mission should be stopped immediately and extra kill-and-destroy training assigned to make up for the lapse.
Retired Army Gen. Jack Keane, a Fox News contributor, said the strong emphasis on social reform in the last eight years sometimes came at the expense of the military’s core objective.
“Social engineering was a distractor from what the main mission of the United States military was about,” Keane said. “We were involved in conflict and war, and these reforms achieved a level of prominence that subordinated the issue of war itself.”
We don’t want a kinder, gentler Marine Corps. We don’t want a more-inclusive special operations community. We don’t want to promote diversity. We don’t want equal opportunities for people to die for their country.
We want to maximize our ability to kill for our country when needed. We want to be able to kill so fast and so efficiently that no one dares to invite us to start.