Generals Demand Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Resign

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III speaks with the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2021. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Almost 90 retired Generals and Admirals joined forces to demand that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin resign from his position. These retired leaders are concerned that Washington’s current leadership is focusing on making the military more woke.

From The Daily Wire: 

Nearly 90 retired generals and admirals wrote a letter demanding that Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Mark Milley resign from their roles immediately over the “events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan” that unfolded under their leadership in the Biden administration.

“What should have happened upon learning of the Commander in Chief’s (President Biden’s) plan to quickly withdraw our forces and close the important power projection base Bagram, without adequate plans and forces in place to conduct the entire operation in an orderly fashion?” they wrote. “As principal military advisors to the CINC/President, the SECDEF and CJCS should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms.”

“If they did not do everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal, they should resign. Conversely, if they did do everything within their ability to persuade the CINC/President to not hastily exit the country without ensuring the safety of our citizens and Afghans loyal to America, then they should have resigned in protest as a matter of conscience and public statement,” they continued. “The consequences of this disaster are enormous and will reverberate for decades beginning with the safety of Americans and Afghans who are unable to move safely to evacuation points; therefore, being de facto hostages of the Taliban at this time.”

The retired military commanders criticized the Biden administration for enabling the death and torture of Afghans that, they said, “has already begun and will result in a human tragedy of major proportions.”

Actions like this are in line with what most members of the service think, the government is focusing too much on Political Correctness and not enough on winning wars.


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