By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) A former U.S. Army officer who joined the military at the start of President Obama’s first term said in an interview withÂ Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Monday that he saw it change over a period of eight years into a force more concerned with “social justice.”
â€œThe Army that I joined during Barack Obamaâ€™s first term was nothing like the Army that I left at the end of his second,â€ Afghanistan War veteran James Hasson said.
â€œSocial justice warriors imposed a progressive agenda on the military with no regard for the harm they caused to military readiness or national security,â€ Hasson noted further. â€œWeâ€™re still paying the price and the American people deserve to know.â€
The former officer has written a book, â€œStand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging Americaâ€™s Military,â€ in which he lays out his observations and concerns.
During the interview, Hasson also paraphrased former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who argued the social justice demands impose harms that will only become evident to our political class after the military fails in battle, which will be horrific.
He also referenced Obama’s undersecretary of Defense Brad Carson, who once said that his objective was to ensure the Department of Defense became “the nation’s most progressive employer.”
Hasson then discussed how such policies were implemented at the nation’s prestigious service schools like the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
â€œI think most Americans would be appalled to hear that at the Naval Academy, one of our premier institutions, there are safe space signs outside instructorsâ€™ doors, military and civilian, saying that the instructors have taken a sensitivity course called â€˜Trans 101â€™ that is taught by contractors for Google,â€ Hasson said.
â€œThe job of the military isnâ€™t to be more woke than Apple or Google, itâ€™s to defend us all by preparing to fight and win the nationâ€™s wars,â€ he argued.
Hasson also noted that at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., instructors had to apologizeÂ for â€œmicroaggressionsâ€ against cadets. He then talked about an ArmyÂ â€œgender integration studyâ€ and how it urged an end to â€œhyper-masculinityâ€ in combat-arms units.
Finally, Hasson said the Obama regime lowered entrance and performance standards for women so they could go difficult military schools.
â€œAfter the first female soldiers graduated from Army Ranger school, a significant number of whistleblowers contacted Congressman Steve Russell from the House Armed Services Committee and told him that they had been pressured to pass the first candidates and that standards hadnâ€™t been followed,â€ Hasson said.
â€œBut the Obama DoD stonewalled Russell for months, refused to meet with him, and then told him that the documents that he had been requesting had mostly been shredded.â€
Eventually, Hasson was able to obtain some of the documents proving that Ranger school standards were lowered.
â€œThe Obama administration didnâ€™t care,â€ Hasson said. â€œThe Obama DOD wasnâ€™t interested, because it didnâ€™t fit the agenda that they wanted and they were happy to undermine the integrity of one of the militaryâ€™s premier courses while doing so.â€
The former Army captain also referenced five-star General Douglas MacArthur, who once intoned to the West Point Corps of Cadets in 1962:
Your mission remains fixed, determined, inviolable. It is to win our wars.Â Everything else in your professional career is but corollary to this vital dedication. All other public purpose, all other public projects, all other public needs, great or small, will find others for their accomplishments; but you are the ones who are trained to fight.
The Trump administration has been steadily moving away from the Obama-era PC military.
The Defense Department announced in March it would no longer allow anyone seeking to transition to the opposite gender (or those who have already done so) to enlist.
Also, those currently serving in the military will be barred from taking hormones or getting transition surgery, theÂ Military TimesÂ reported.
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