When the U.S. Naval Academy in early 2021 adopted a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, it signaled the terrible harm that wokeness has done to this nation’s ability to protect itself from enemies (“The U.S. Naval Academy is Adrift,” the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, Nov. 11). You don’t have to be a veteran to understand the chilling effect such a strategy will have on discipline.
The military is unique in the way it operates. Its sole purpose is to defend this country. It does not exist to engage in social engineering. As a result, it has been remarkably effective throughout history. Anything that interferes with the ability of officers to carry out their duty weakens the nation. They already have enough restrictions on their ability to lead.
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