Steve Bannon’s cynicism is only the latest in a disturbing trend of politicos of all stripes conflating ‘support for the troops’ and military service with their own politics.
No, the military is not ‘defying’ President Trump’s orders. They are waiting for them. Trump has made zero policy follow-ups to his viral tweets about a military transgender ban.
Military service is a privilege, not a right. And the military has an obligation only to admit and retain soldiers who make it more effective at fighting wars.
I recently received a copy of the new ‘Tier Three Transgender Training’ materials that the U.S. Army is now using in mandatory training for all soldiers.
Conspicuously missing is significant attention to the country that bears a large share of the blame for the current crisis and could play a crucial role in the future: Pakistan.
If Defense Secretary James Mattis cannot persuade Trump to request additional funds for the U.S. military, then perhaps he can convince him to reprioritize existing funding instead.
Our defense budget is a sieve for congressional pet projects, special interest contracts, and social engineering programs. Pumping more fuel into the tank is little use if you don’t patch the holes.
If Donald Trump likes veterans so much he’ll skip today’s debate for them, why does he donate more to the Clintons than to us?
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