Don’t Let General Milley Use Wokeness To Survive Afghanistan Disaster

Don’t Let General Milley Use Wokeness To Survive Afghanistan Disaster

On June 22, the Taliban seized the Sher Khan border crossing to Tajikistan as the radical Islamist group reclaimed rule over Afghanistan at breakneck speed, with the capture of Kabul to follow less than two months later. On June 23, General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was talking about studying “white rage.”

“I want to understand white rage,” Milley told the House Armed Services Committee, “And I’m white.”

Milley was making the case military leaders should be adopting Marxist concepts of critical race theory to strengthen military readiness, as the Taliban swept Afghanistan after 20 years of U.S. presence. The Taliban invasion would catch U.S. military leaders infected with wokeism by surprise.

On June 24, U.S. intelligence assessed that Kabul could fall within six to 12 months. By Aug. 10, officials warned Kabul’s fall would come within 90 days. Three days later, the timeline accelerated to predict the capital’s fall in 72 hours. By Aug. 15, Kabul was in Taliban control with American officials scrambling to evacuate thousands about to be left behind enemy lines.

By President Joe Biden’s Aug. 31 withdrawal date — demanded by the Taliban — an estimated 300 American citizens and possibly thousands more who qualified for evacuation remained stranded in Afghanistan, left by military forces whose commanders apparently spent the summer studying white rage.

Allegiance to wokeism has become a go-to remedy for both corporate America and far-left politicians to save their bottom lines from bad press. Milley, a military champion of critical race theory, is poised to be no exception after a botched withdrawal has led to terrorist control of more territory than before 9/11, now armed with billions in American firepower — something to the tune of $18 billion.

Does Milley understand radical Muslim rage? After 41 years in the military, he should. Then he would understand the threat presented by the Taliban and surrounding terrorist groups empowered by his own mistakes, and the consequences of his own negligence.

Thirteen American service members are now dead. Eleven Marines, a Navy corpsman, and a member of the Army. All gone by way of a terrorist suicide bombing claimed by ISIS-K while the service members continued to process desperate evacuees at the Hamid Karzai International Airport despite intelligence warnings of a threat that day.

It didn’t have to happen. The military was forced to use the airport adjacent to the dense streets of downtown Kabul instead of Bagram Air Base, which would have been far more secure. Milley appears responsible for having shut it down in a catastrophic mistake.

Milley, who smeared the United States as a nation struggling with the “racism” of “unconscious bias” at the National Defense University last year, is at the heart of the American disaster in Afghanistan. Will he retreat to his embrace of wokeism to score points among the president’s base? Probably. But his own negligence warrants not just resignation, but a court-martial, as he embraces the ideology of America’s adversaries.

 

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]
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