No one wants to serve under the current Commander-In-Chief.
I wonder why?
The Army is significantly cutting the total number of soldiers it expects to have in the force over the next two years, as the U.S. military faces what a top general called "unprecedented challenges" in bringing in recruits.
Army officials on Tuesday said the service will fall about 10,000 soldiers short of its planned end strength for this fiscal year, and prospects for next year are grimmer. Army Gen. Joseph Martin, vice chief of staff for the Army, said it is projecting it will have a total force of 466,400 this year, down from the expected 476,000. And the service could end 2023 with between 445,000 and 452,000 soldiers, depending on how well recruiting and retention go.
Yeah, not good.
The top brass seem to be utterly confused. Here's what Gen. Martin had to say about why this is happening.
We've got unprecedented challenges with both a post-COVID-19 environment and labor market, but also competition with private companies that have changed their incentives over time
Buddy, it has little to do with the incentive structure.
People join the military for financial reasons, yes, but that's not why most join. Our all-volunteer force sees their service as a duty to preserve our experiment in liberty. They see it as a chance for honor and sacrifice to protect their friends and families from threats.
In case Martin is still rubbing his temples in shock, let me point out a few things the military has accomplished in the last year or so:
- Oversaw a total and utterly botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that was the most embarrassing tactical and logistical display in American history, causing 87 retired admirals and generals to call for top brass to resign
- The Department of Defense's insistence that "diversity, equity, and inclusion" principles are essential for warfighting
- Extended Navy bootcamp by two weeks to train recruits in diversity, gender studies, Critical Race Theory, and "extremism"
- Relaxed physical standards for elite commando units so that equity goals could be met by including women
- Created a "personal pronoun" training video led by engineers at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center
- Announced that sailors would be punished for misusing personal pronouns
- Talked about understanding "white rage" and bought into the narrative that January 6 was the darkest day of America
- Appointed a man to root out "extremism" in the military who once tweeted that all Trump supporters are extremists
- Ran ads about rainbows and wokeness while Russia and China featured buff men learning to be killing machines
- Held draq queen events on bases
- Tweeted out rainbow Pride Month messages to let the world know how gay the U.S. military is
- Forced all service members to get an experimental vaccine that quickly faded in effectiveness against a virus that was unbelievably not harmful to young, fit warriors, even sidelining top leaders who resisted the order
Asked if the Army will have to adjust its force structure to meet national security and warfighting missions around the world, Martin said: "We don't need to do that immediately. But if we don't arrest the decline that we're seeing right now in end strength, that could be a possibility in the future."
We reported that the Army recently got rid of its requirement that recruits graduate high school.
And it's still having trouble.
We have a feeble Commander-In-Chief and woke career generals walking around with 100 pounds of medals strapped to their chest at all times to let us know how accomplished they are. Nobody who cares about honor or patriotism or the Constitution wants to follow or fight for such men!
At the same time, we have a good portion of the nation that thinks America is a systemically racist, evil empire that should be crushed into powder and remade in the image of rainbow Marx.
Translation: The military needs another man of the caliber of George Washington to turn this thing around.
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