Combat effectiveness through diversity

Apparently Tucker Carlson said something mean about the military’s new maternity flight suits.

He must have struck close to home because military spokesthings (got to be inclusive of all 846 genders these days) responded by deploying the mother of all internet click bait headlines:

Press Secretary Smites Fox Host That Dissed Diversity in U.S. Military

The Press Secretary didn’t respond forcefully. He didn’t ardently defend. He didn’t even pounce. No…he SMOTE him as Thor striking down his enemies with Mjölnir.

Whether he smote, pounced, or just ineffectually protested, I got a kick out of this sentence from the statement:

“I want to be very clear right up front, that the diversity of our military is one of our greatest strengths,”

Um…I’m pretty sure that military strength boils down to how effectively you can kill the enemy and blow their stuff up. I really don’t think the skin color, gender identity or reproductive organs of the killer and/or blower upper has much to do with it.

This is what happens when senior officers get promoted based on political factors rather than military ones; how outstanding warriors and leaders end up peaking at O-5 and owning car dealerships instead of leading men into battle and how the Navy that used to be the best in the world ends up repeatedly bouncing warships off freighters and tankers on the open sea.

Do you think the Chinese army gives a crap about diversity? There were recently stories about how their numbers of warships have exceeded those of the US Navy and includes newer, more capable vessels and weapons (using technology stolen from us). Their full time military is 60% larger than our total military including reserves. Granted their military is made up of mostly conscripts, but numbers matter. When you run out of bullets before they run out of bodies, you lose.

The bottom line is, when China gets froggy and decides to “restore” Taiwan to Chinese sovereignty…and they will – soon…unless something dramatic changes to refocus our military mindset away from “social justice” and “diversity” and toward combat effectiveness, we won’t be able to stop them.

I’m thinking when even your military has devolved into being more concerned with being “woke” than with being effective, your society is pretty much toast. As if that weren’t already pretty self-evident.

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2 thoughts on “Combat effectiveness through diversity

  1. I’m not clear on the point behind a maternity flight suit, I’m pretty sure I remember pilots and crew being grounded by the time they would have needed a special suit.
    Retirement was over 20 years ago, so details are foggy, but IRC the Army did come out with a duty uniform for preggo soldier,s but it was never officially referred to a a “Battle Dress Uniform.”

  2. My guess is that it’s more of a fashion statement than a practical piece of equipment.

    In the Navy, pilots routinely wear flight suits even when they aren’t flying that day, just so we all know they’re pilots.

    It’s virtue signaling at it’s finest.

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