Lawmakers decry U.S. military’s drift to DEI culture

(The Center Square) – The U.S. military’s ongoing embrace of the far-left culture war has drawn increased attention and ire from lawmakers.

Despite Pentagon officials waving off concerns, a steady stream of evidence has shown that the most progressive ideas on race, gender and sexuality have become the norm, in particular within the administrative parts of the U.S. military.

“The Biden Administration has made implementing woke Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives a more important mission than protecting Americans,” U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., told The Center Square. “Our military is strongest when it is focused on training patriotic men and women to become the most lethal fighting force in the world.”

In one recent example roundly mocked by critics, the U.S. Department of Defense called diversity a “strategic imperative” in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“Diversity is a strategic imperative critical to mission readiness and accomplishment,” the February post said.
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