By: Marc King
Several nights ago, the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Tucker Carlson, came under severe scrutiny and the target of a social media storm for comments he made regarding women and the US Military. His comments were made in response to the presentation that Joe Biden made reading the promotion of two General Officers, both women, to key leadership positions in the Army and the Air Force.
Please take note of several things as we move the discussion forward. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is an opinion show. As such, Tucker’s commentary is not “news” … it is “opinion,” and he does not hesitate to use his nightly platform to express his opinion, often to the dismay of his intended subjects. Also, please note that he in no way disparaged the two General Officers that were being honored at the White House. In fact, he did not even take a poke at Joe Biden for forgetting the name of his Secretary of Defense, and where he works … The Pentagon.
Rather, he shined a light on a Defense Department that has suddenly become a political arm of the Socialist-Democrats and has seemed to generate priorities that do not appear to be in the interest of our National defense. He was spot on with his criticism. He must have been because the public affairs machine of the United States military felt “attacked” by this opinion editor and immediately mounted a vicious “counter-attack” … C’mon Man, what is going on at the Department of Defense?
Carlson, rightly pointed out, that the Defense Department has two missions — to be ready and strong with the objective of deterring wars and when that fails, to fight wars and to win! It is not a social engineering experiment laboratory. His comments were in response to the priorities that the Commander-in-Chief seemed to establish … different hair standards, better fitting body armor and maternity flight suits for pregnant pilots.
Women serve alongside men in the military of 2021 — an irrefutable fact. In the active-duty component across all services, women make up 14.4% of the force and in the Army/Air Force National Guard, they represent 17.9% of the force. Just to be clear … those things mentioned, i.e. hair standards and better fitting body armor and how to clothe our pregnant warriors are all important issues inside the department … but surely, they should not rise to the level of the Commander-in-Chief as the most important mission priorities that he would choose to mention them in such an important public forum.
Carlson’s point is well taken and should be on the minds of all the senior leaders of our military — If the President is worried about hair buns, the leaders will be focused on hair buns … that is how it works. So, what should the leadership of the mightiest military in the world be focused on … a rising military in China, an ever-aggressive Russia and Iran that is looking for the opportunity to wreak mayhem across the Middle East and in the US as well … and, let’s not leave out North Korea.
So, while our Commander-in-Chief is musing about hair styles and uniforms of military women, here is what his counterpart is saying as reported by Radio Free Asia …
“China’s Xi Jinping Tells People’s Liberation Army to Get Ready For Combat”
“Xi Jinping has told the country’s military and armed police force to get ‘combat ready’ to defend national sovereignty and security, amid fears that Beijing may be planning an invasion of democratic Taiwan in the next few years.”
“We should persist in using combat to guide our work; step up preparations for war … as well as developing a top-level strategic deterrent and joint forces combat system.”
At the same time Vladimir Putin has transformed his Army, Air Force and Navy … with the Economist telling us,
“Russian military forces dazzle after a decade of reform”.
So, while Xi and Putin are busy at work Joe Biden is busy with flight suits for pregnant pilots … and Carlson pointed out the absurdity of it all!
Do our women service members deserve uniforms that fit correctly and offer the same level of comfort and safety as their male counterparts?
That is why we have people at all levels of the service that make it their life’s work to deal with such issues.
The Commander-in-Chief needs to up his game — let the career professionals worry about hair styles and uniforms.
Joey, your job is the safety and security of the United States — time to start acting like the leader of the most powerful nation on earth — and tell your Defense Department to get back to training for war and leave the media alone!
Note from the Editor: Wow, Marc King is back in a big way. Unbelievable how corrupt our military has become. Let us hope that the top brass will realize the great peril our world standing is in. Our military should absolutely focus on winning wars. NOTHING ELSE.