STARRS Chairman of the Board LTG Rod Bishop, USAF ret, is a member of the National Independent Panel on Military Service and Readiness panel that just issued its new report. Read below or read the PDF.–
Data collected by the panel indicates a growing politicization of the military, where politicization is defined as the imposition of policies, programs, and messaging designed for political, not military, reasons.
Politicization of the U.S. military risks dividing groups into factions while detracting time, resources, and focus on the priority mission: to prepare and train the force to fight and win in combat.
Politicization can lead to a decline in both American public trust in the military—which, in turn, negatively impacts recruiting efforts—and the military’s readiness to fight and win wars.
The panel concluded that the human elements of training, discipline, cohesion, confidence, and morale critical to fighting and winning in war are under severe duress due to a prioritization of a political agenda that distracts from the warfighting mission and diminishes trust in military leadership.
Evidence indicates that appointed Pentagon political leaders are dragging divisive progressive social justice ideologies into an institution that, for 248 years, has sought to remain apolitical and neutral.
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