Retired General: Military Readiness Degraded by Social Experimentation
The military readiness of the United States is being “degraded by social experimentation,” Maj. Gen. Robert Dees (U.S. Army-Ret.) said…
“I think the moral readiness of our forces is even more important than the physical readiness, which is very low,” Dees later told CNSNews.com. “The moral readiness is degraded by social experimentation within our military.”
In many ways, “moral readiness” is like freedom itself: it is unnoticed until it is missing. While it can be difficult to convince people of the necessity of preparing and training for moral readiness while times are “good,” its absence is dramatically notable in failures when times are “bad.”
Gen Dees isn’t alone in seeing bad times in the US military right now. Retired LtGen Benjamin Mixon — who made the news during the repeal of DADT — said the military is misprioritizing transgenders and women in combat over its actual military mission.
The video of the panel, which is well worth the watch, can be seen here.