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It Probably Wouldn’t Be a Good Idea for Me to Express Myself Bluntly About This

Posted on | July 14, 2023 | Comments Off on It Probably Wouldn’t Be a Good Idea for Me to Express Myself Bluntly About This

Y’all know about my son, whose job is to salute and complete the mission, no matter what kind of bulls–t mission the civilians and politicians may have gotten us into. Anyway, Glenn Reynolds has this:

Biden: Ordering the Selected Reserve and Certain Members of the Individual Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty. “For the effective conduct of Operation Atlantic Resolve in and around the United States European Command’s area of responsibility.”
“Operation Atlantic Resolve” is the catchall name for the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Could I express an opinion about this? Yes, I could, but it “wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture.” And then there is this:

Daniel Greenfield summarizes:

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, who got her start as a Clinton intern, has a lot of thoughts on the military.

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said she expects within weeks to begin drafting a proposal for a recruiting overhaul so sweeping that Congress might need to pass legislation to enact all of it.
Depending too much on military families could create a “warrior caste,” Wormuth said. Her plans seek to draw in people who have no real connection to the military and to broaden the appeal of service.

There are sixth and seventh-generation military families. There is a ‘warrior caste’ insofar as you have families who have fought for this country since the War of Independence. They showed up, they bled, and now they’re to be replaced by drag queens and identity politics quotas.
“The Army is strategically deploying recruiters to communities across the country based on demographics, ethnicity, race, and gender,” Wormuth had claimed in a written statement.

Could I tell you what I think about Christine Wormuth? Yes, I could, but in the famous words of Dana Carvey, not gonna do it.

The fact is that the Army missed its recruiting goal last year by 25%, the worst recruiting year for the Army since the draft ended in 1973: “The Department of Defense said 77% of American youth are disqualified from military service due to a lack of physical fitness, low test scores, criminal records including drug use or other problems.” Despite the more-or-less desperate emergency in recruiting, however, the Secretary of Army has got everybody worrying about demographic quotas while she frets about the danger of a “military caste” if too many recruits come from families with military backgrounds. But because this person is my son’s boss, I should probably refrain from expressing my thoughts about Secretary Wormuth. However, I suspect the commenters will have plenty to say.



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