Guest Editorial

By JOSEPH JOHN  |  October 28, 2015

Disaster: The warrior purge in the U.S. Military
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The article Disaster: The Warrior Purge in the U.S. Military by Robert K. Wilcox: discusses how the U.S. Armed Forces’ need for warriors—men of rare talent, intellect, and courage that has always been essential for victory in any armed conflict by the U.S. Military, have been systematically purged from the U.S. Armed Forces by the occupant of the Oval Office.– the subtle purge has been underway for nearly 7 years. Over the same nearly 7 years, China, Russia, Iran, and the ISIS Radical Islamic Terrorists have grown in strength, modernized their military weapon systems, and have been honing their combat skills in Crimea, Ukraine, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, the Philippines, the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, and the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

Obama’s priority has been to replace warriors in front line combat units with Illegal Aliens who are not proficient in English, women, transgender individuals, felons with police records, and gay members who are being recruited into Obama’s new “Politically Correct” U.S. military.  Obama has turned the U.S. Armed Forces into the first major openly gay military force in the world, and last year 11,000 straight male members in the U.S. Armed Forces were sexually assaulted by gays—driving the retention rate for straight males to new lows.

The commanding officers of combat forces that once were warriors are slowly being replaced by briefcase-carrying, yes-men and yes-women, more interested in driving the Social Experiment On Diversity into the military, driving the “Political Correct” agenda requirement for promotion, howling out the strength of the U.S. Armed Forces, and purging thousands of senior enlisted Non Commissioned Officers who opposed massive social change in the U.S. Armed Forces.  The leaders of Obama’s U.S. Military seem to care more about their careers than about the Obama administration’s downsizing of the U.S. military and the steady degrading of the National Security of the Republic.  

The last two Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullins and General Martin Dempsey:

Covered up why armed and ready armed aircraft sitting on the tarmac in Italy and a rapid deployment U.S. Marine Force sitting on the tarmac in Europe were not dispatched to save the lives of the four Americans who were murdered in Benghazi by Radical Islamic Terrorists.

Forced the new & dangerous Rules of Engagement (ROE) on U.S. Combat Forces in harm’s way, those ROE were responsible for increasing combat deaths by 458 percent/year,  and those dangerous ROE increased the wounding & maiming of thousands of military personnel by 378 percent/year

They both supervised the downsizing of the U.S. Navy to the number of ships the Navy had in its fleet before WWI, reduced the strength of the U.S. Army to the manning level if had before WWII, and allowed the US Air Force to become a smaller and older air force than in any time since 1947 

They presided over the purge of hundreds of Senior Officers, General Officers, and Flag Officers, and the removal of thousands of senior enlisted Non Commissioned Officers who opposed Obama’s systematic hollowing out of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

They allowed Obama to drive the destructive “Social Experiment On Diversity” into the U.S. Armed Forces resulting in the degrading of unit cohesiveness, unit moral, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the U.S. Armed Forces.

They systematically drove women into tip of the spear combat hardened units such as U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Units, U.S. Navy Seal Teams, and U.S. Army Ranger Battalions.   

For nearly 7 years, the new slate of Politically Correct Flag and General Officers promoted by Obama, failed to oppose the hollowing out of the U.S. Armed Forces, nor did any of them threaten to resign unless the degrading of the U.S. Armed Forces ceased.

Over nearly 7 years, Obama has not only down sized the U.S. Army to a lower manning level than the Army had before WWII, but he has changed the warrior leadership philosophy of the U.S. Army, an Army that was once led by warriors like Generals Pershing, General MacArthur, General Patton, General Bradley, Army Air Force General Curtis LeMay, General Ridgeway, and General Schwarzkopf, to the generals that Obama promoted who passed his litmus test for “Political Correctness”. 

For 1 and a half years, Obama’s Generals have presided over the Uniform Code of Military Justice case for Bowe Bergdahl, for “Desertion and Misbehavior In The Face Of The Enemy” for leaving his post during combat operations in Afghanistan in June 2009.  The case should have been adjudicated in 90 days after Bergdahl returned to the U.S. in May 2014.  It now appears, that the Article 32 Fact Finding Hearing Officer, LTC Mark Visger, USA (JAG) is recommending that Bergdahl be released with no jail time, nor that he not receive a punitive Dishonorable Discharge for the charge of “Desertion and Misbehavior In The Face Of The Enemy.”

The Convening Authority, General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr, USA, Commander, U.S. Forces Command, refused to allow the members in Bergdahl’s platoon to testify, even though they witnessed Bergdahl’s desertion, and excluded recorded transmission from the Taliban saying Bergdahl was joining their combat units, from being introduced as evidence into Bergdahl’s Article 32 Hearing.  Bergdahl would have been executed in WWII for “Desertion and Misbehavior In The Face of The Enemy.”

We encourage you to read “The Warrior Purge In The U.S. Military” By Robert K. Wilcox and forward it to those who would support halting the continued hollowing out of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
Capt USN(Ret)
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
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