Biden administration has ‘significantly weakened’ the U.S. military by focusing resources on promotion of critical race theory and rooting out extremism in its own ranks, damning Republican report claims
- Authors Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chip Roy published their report on Monday
- ‘Woke Warfighters’ accuses the Biden administration of weakening the military
- ‘The world is a dangerous place, and the Biden Administration’s insanity is eroding our greatest source of security in it,’ the authors conclude
- They list examples what they say is the promotion of ‘critical race theory’
- It includes slides that describe ‘whiteness’ as a location of ‘privilege’
The Biden administration’s experiment with woke initiatives promoting diversity and equity is undermining the warfighting ability of the U.S. armed forces, according to a new report by Republican lawmakers.
It accuses the military’s political leaders of trying to indoctrinate the next generation of commanders with left-wing ideas.
‘Our military’s singular purpose is to “provide for the common defense” of our nation,’ says the report authored by Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chip Roy.
‘It cannot be turned into a left-wing social experiment. It cannot be used as a cudgel against America itself.
‘And it cannot be paralyzed by fear of offending the sensibilities of Ivy League faculty lounges or progressive pundits.
‘The world is a dangerous place, and the Biden Administration’s insanity is eroding our greatest source of security in it.’
The new report accuses the Biden administration of undermining U.S. warfighting abilities by promoting elements of critical race theory, and introducing diversity initiatives
The authors of the report are Republican Rep. Chip Roy (left) and Sen. Marco Rubio
Their report describes how the armed forces have devoted resources to tackling extremism in the ranks, training personnel in the use of pronouns, and allowing service members to transition gender – when the list of disqualifying medical conditions for includes the use of Invisalign braces.
But it reserves particular ire for anti-racism programs which the authors say are irrelevant in an outfit which already acts as an egalitarian institution, where the only thing that matters is the ability to fight alongside comrades.
It says the dependence on critical race theory has promoted anti-white views and lists examples.
‘An admiral told midshipmen at the Naval Academy that they need to read “How to Be an Antiracist” – a book that teaches that “the only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination,” that capitalism is racist, and that people by virtue of their race are inherently oppressive or privileged while others are inherently victimized or oppressed,’ the authors write.
Rubio said the initiatives were all a distraction from the main aim of the armed forces.
‘Rather than making the case for American greatness and protecting our nation, the military is parroting woke nonsense,’ he told Fox News Digital.
‘It’s dumb, it doesn’t work, and it’s dangerous. We need to spend more time thinking about how to counter Chinese aircraft carriers and less time thinking about pronouns.’
The report goes on to describe teaching materials used at the West Point military academy.
‘A slide for a class at West Point obtained by Freedom of Information requests argues that “white people and people of color live racially different structured lives,'” the report says.
‘The slide goes on to list three characteristics of whiteness, describing it as “a location of structural advantage [and] race privilege,” “a standpoint or place from which white people look at themselves and the rest of society,” and “a set of cultural practices that are usually unmarked and unnamed.”‘
The Pentagon has repeatedly pushed back against such criticism, saying it does not teach critical race theory – more usually understood as an academic framework for analyzing how history has been shaped by notions of race – and that it seeks to eliminate extremism among recruits.