Since the demise of the military’s policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Obama Administration has appeared infinitely more concerned with utilizing the military as a petri dish for social experimentation than as a formidable fighting force prepared to defend America and her interests.
In keeping with this nauseating and divisive series of policies, President Obama, on Friday, nominated the first openly-homosexual civilian to lead the United States Army.
Eric Fanning, a civilian, has been a policy expert for Congress and the Pentagon on defense and national security issues and has been nominated to serve as the Army’s Secretary.
Fanning would need the confirmation of the Senate and would serve in conjunction with Gen. Mark Milley, who has served as the Army’s top general since August.
“Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role,” Obama said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Eric to keep our Army the very best in the world.”
The U.S. Army has shrunk in size in recent years. Recently, the Army shed about 80,000 troops and plans on shedding another 40,000 in coming years, shrinking the Army to the smallest it has been since before World War II.
This is, however, incredibly dangerous for Americans and American interests as the U.S. was woefully ill-prepared for the dangers posed by world powers.
Recently, the Army’s outgoing top-ranking general, Gen. Ray Odierno, declared that only one-third of the Army would be prepared to deploy to a war zone, the lowest readiness rate in decades.
If confirmed, Fanning will be responsible for helping improve the severely degraded military branch and implementing new systems to better assist the U.S.’s ability to wage war.
However, Fanning’s role as a civilian is likely to yield criticism as it is a departure from principles of military officials deciding what the military needs.
Further, since the repeal of “Don Ask, Don’t Tell,” the military has been used for broad social experimentation as Christians within military ranks have been the target of persecution for maintaining religious beliefs contrary to the secular agenda of the Obama Administration.
Having a homosexual civilian at the head of the branch of service is likely to send a resounding message to troops that advancing a social agenda is more important than maintaining a battle-ready fighting force- the true purpose of the United States Army.