Bureaucrats Plan to Destroy Special Forces With Affirmative Action

Moonbattery

Hopefully we won’t be needing our special forces for long, because it won’t take liberals long to use Affirmative Action to destroy them:

Elite units in the military are by and large both white and male. Pentagon officials, however, are hoping for a major demographic shift, citing the benefits of diversity…

The benefits of diversity, which is an antonym for indispensable cohesion, are either political or fictional.

Data provided by each individual service to USA Today illustrates current disparities, which are most prominent in units like the Navy SEALs and the Army’s Green Berets. For instance, in the Army, blacks comprised 17 percent of the force in 2013, a figure slightly higher than their representation in the overall population. As the ranks start climbing, the numbers shift. Blacks amount to only 9.4 percent of officers in the military.

Since we are not allowed to mention the word “aptitude,” the only possible explanation is imaginary racism, which can only be fixed by inflicting real racism against more qualified whites.

In the Navy SEALs, just 2 percent are black, while Native Americans make up about 4 percent, or 99 SEALs.

Only 5.6 percent of enlisted Green Berets are black. But in the Air Force, among para-rescuers, the number drops even further down to .6 percent.

The Pentagon considers this to be a problem.

Obama has had years now to purge the Pentagon of soldiers who care about real problems, like our radically diminished capacity to win the sort of wars Obama’s projection of weakness is likely to force us to fight in the future.

The Pentagon in general has made bolstering diversity a major priority in the last several years, with Defense Secretary Ash Carter leading the charge with public pronouncements about the benefits of a diverse force and a recent decision to review the ban on transgender servicemembers.

You can’t blame Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Ali Khamenei, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for snickering gleefully.

The military, Carter has argued, needs to reflect the demographic makeup of the future.

That is, the white minority, homosexualized future our liberal ruling class has planned for us.

As such, the services have made a concerted effort to favor minorities, assigning more weight to race when considering officer promotions.

The effect on morale and retention of letting it be known that promotions are largely based on not being a non–cross-dressing white male should be obvious.

“Diversity makes us a better fighting force,” a senior defense official told USA Today. “It’s not simply a question of equity.”

What utter equum stercoris.

A country that has rejected the concept of merit in favor of political correctness is not going to be winning wars for very long.

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The SEALs badge won’t always mean as much as it does now.

Gun Grabbers Ignore Terrorism in Chattanooga, Go For Guns Instead

Independent Sentinel

The terrorist attack in Chattanooga which ended in the deaths of five Marines and Sailors had nothing to do with guns and everything to do with an ideology. Despite this, the media is searching for a motive, the terrorist’s parents are claiming he killed soldiers because he was depressed, and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown is spending in the six-figures to buy ads promoting more gun control.

It’s like living in an alternative universe.

Military personnel were banned from carrying weapons in military installations before we had terror attacks. That directive is no longer appropriate if it was ever appropriate and it needs to be changed, but the Pentagon, the head of the US Northern Command specifically, issued a directive Monday stating that recruiters cannot carry weapons at the centers but he wants them to implement new security measures like “closing the blinds at the office.”

Are they bulletproof blinds? That will be as effective as the gun-free zone sign on the recruiting office where our soldiers died.

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NORTHCOM Moving to Counter the EMP Threat!

Family Security Matters

The Pentagon recently announced that Raytheon is receiving a $700 million contract to prep the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado for the return of US Aerospace Command, built in the 1960s to respond to a Soviet nuclear strike; this new plan is to help counter a possible EMP attack by a rogue nation. This explicit acknowledgement of the EMP threat is a most welcome development.  Hopefully, the U.S. “powers that be” will also take complementary steps to assure the survival of the American people in case of such an attack-and here are some hopeful signs this may be possible.

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Stunning! Obama Administration Declassifies Document on Israel’s Nuclear Power

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Dimona nuclear plant in the southern Negev desert of Israel. (Alphabetics)

 

Gateway Pundit

In a stunning move the Obama administration released 1987 report on Israel’s top secret nuclear program.
Israel National News reported:

Obama revenge for Netanyahu’s Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel’s top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.

The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu’s March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.

The Hamas terrorist organization admitted last year that they attempted to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona, Israel.

The Obama administration just made things easier for Israel’s enemies.

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

Jihad Watch

There are “fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. officials.” Combine this with the weapons Obama gave to “moderate rebels” in Syria that are now being used by the Islamic State, and the U.S. has provided weapons to a significant segment of the global jihad.

“Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen,” by Craig Whitlock, Washington Post, March 17, 2015:

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Special operations chief does not understand ISIS

Family Security Matters

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

Major General Michael K. Nagata is commander of U.S. Special Operations forces in the Middle East and is in charge of a Pentagon mission that will train and equip Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State (IS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Nagata assembled an unofficial group of consultants outside the traditional realms of expertise within the Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies, in search of fresh ideas and inspiration to answer the question; what makes the ISIS so dangerous?

“We do not understand the movement, and until we do, we are not going to defeat it,” Nagata said, according to the confidential minutes of a conference call he held with the experts. “We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea.”

The general said, “They are drawing people to them in droves. There are I.S. T-shirts and mugs” and asked “What makes I.S. so magnetic, inspirational?”

The answer is simple – they have been winning. Few people buy T-shirts and mugs of losing sports teams.

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Congress Passes Defense Budget With Troop Benefit Cuts

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Weasel Zippers

On the plus side the A10 has been saved for now.

Via Stars and Stripes

Congress approved a defense authorization bill Friday, setting priorities for the military and clearing the way for cuts to troop benefits next year.

The bill passed a final 89-11 vote in the Senate, and lays out plans for military personnel, equipment such as the A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft, and the war in Iraq and Syria. It sets the servicemember pay raise at 1 percent, and tightens up housing allowances and Tricare pharmacy coverage as the Department of Defense grapples with mandatory caps on its spending in the coming years.

The cuts were requested by the Pentagon and White House and finally approved in the National Defense Authorization Act despite opposition in the House. Military brass had lobbied for deeper cuts but the bill takes some first steps toward what many in Congress believe will be years of reductions in personnel costs, unless lawmakers can strike a deal to lift the budget caps designed to deal with the national debt.[…]

The NDAA calls for a $495.5 billion base defense budget and $63.7 billion for overseas military operations related to the war. Here are the key changes to benefits:

Servicemembers have gotten 1.8 percent pay raises but the NDAA allows President Barack Obama to continue with a plan to reduce the increase to 1 percent.

The military’s basic housing allowance covers 100 percent of rental costs for troops and the bill brings that down to 99 percent. The Pentagon wants to slow inflation increases in the coming years until it pays only 95 percent of costs, with troops covering the remaining amount.

It will increase Tricare out-of-pocket costs for prescription medicines by $3 per year, which puts off any decision of more copay increases after 2015 but still tracks with a Pentagon plan to increase troop contributions by $30 over a decade.

Meanwhile, the bill offers some protections for the A-10, known as the Warthog, which is much loved by infantry troops but slated for retirement by the Air Force.

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