(My apology to Waylon and Willie for stealing their line and modifying.)
Leave it to the Biden Administration to create the quintessential example of the right hand not know what the left hand is doing. What do I mean? The apparent deliberate destruction of the U.S. military, particularly the U.S. Army. Joe Hoft tells half of the story at The Gateway Pundit–Biden Set to PURGE 27.5% of Army Who Aren’t Fully Vaccinated Against COVID with Non-FDA Approved Vaccine. The other half of the story is the fact that the U.S. Army is failing to recruit replacements.
The Associated Press reports that the shortfall in new recruits is hurting the Army’s ability to field an effective combat force:
The Army is significantly cutting the total number of soldiers it expects to have in the force over the next two years, as the U.S. military faces what a top general called “unprecedented challenges” in bringing in recruits.
Army officials on Tuesday said the service will fall about 10,000 soldiers short of its planned end strength for this fiscal year, and prospects for next year are grimmer. Army Gen. Joseph Martin, vice chief of staff for the Army, said it is projecting it will have a total force of 466,400 this year, down from the expected 476,000. And the service could end 2023 with between 445,000 and 452,000 soldiers, depending on how well recruiting and retention go.
With just two and a half months to go in the fiscal year, the Army has achieved just 50% of its recruiting goal of 60,000 soldiers, according to Lt. Col. Randee Farrell, spokeswoman for Army Secretary Christine Wormuth.
You ever wonder why healthy, Caucasian, heterosexual 18 year old men do not want to join an organization that encourages transgender insanity, weakening physical conditioning requirements, insists on that you use correct pronouns and demands you take a vaccine that does not work? Yeah, me neither.
The woke Army, along with the rest of the disgraced Department of Defense, is discovering the hard way that their hatred of white, conservatives is being fully understood by the parents and grand parents of young men who are white conservatives (and religious to boot). Prospective recruits apparently hear the voice of Nancy Reagan–“JUST SAY NO.”
A recent report from the Military Family Advisory Network tells part of the story:
In 2021, just over sixty percent (62.9%) of military and veteran respondents would recommend military life to someone considering it. This statistic represents a troubling drop from the 74.5% of respondents who recommended military life to someone considering it in response to the 2019 survey.
Under half (46.1%) of civilian respondents would recommend military life to someone they care about, unchanged since 2019. Military families who demonstrated excellent family health were significantly more likely to suggest marriage to a service member.
Unfortunately, enlisted families were significantly less likely to recommend military life. The spouse of an active duty Navy member explained, “It is a difficult job and life, and the ‘benefits’ simply are not worth it. Especially since said benefits just keep dwindling and decreasing in quality the longer we are in. Military life not only affects the mental health of the service member but also that of their family. Additionally, I would not want anyone I care about, or even people I don’t care about, to be subjected to toxic work environments.
Russia and China must be laughing their asses off. Are Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley actually secret agents of Russia or China? How else to explain insisting on dumping 252,000 soldiers who refuse to be vaccinated while finding it more difficult to wrangle new recruits. Most Americans do not realize that Ukraine’s Army at the start of Russia’s Special Military Operation was larger than the U.S. Army. But don’t worry, I am sure that Russian Generals are shivering with fear over the prospect of being attacked by purple haired transgender battalions.
Biden seems to be following Obama doctrine on “streamlined” army that focuses on drones and mechanized warfare. Unfortunately that end is not the best either. In fact it’s shown as looser than Biden’s facelift.
Biden admin are fundamentally intolerant of opposition or questioning. Particularly from working class white men who they fear as a threat to them (numerically and ideologically). Indeed they are correct. If there is a real uprising in the US it will be from working class largely white men and Many with military in their families. So they need to crush those guys like soda cans now. Just take all the air out. And a weak army which is special ops heavy suits their plans.
People forget OBAMA authorized drones over all of the US to watch the population. Or for security he said. Anyone know what’s happened to those 50,000 spy drones. Bzzz
Actually, correction, he did not end up deploying those. Apologies Mr President.
Mueller being as clear as ever. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-drones-idUSBRE95I1NW20130619
M. Strenk says
I’d bet that they are counting on manufacturing a Pearl Harbor moment to which ordinary Americans, sometimes foolishly, have always responded as the power would like them to. This would also give them an excuse to institute the draft. I wouldn’t want to be on a draft board in today’s U.S., sifting mightily through the obese and the drug addicted, the mental and intellectual incompetents and the just plain weird, attempting to make a quota, not to mention all the shrieking mothers left with the devastating prospect of an empty basement and a freezer full of hot-pockets with no-one to consume them.
An army of purple haired trannies with myocarditis. I guess we don’t have to much to worry about the coming martial law.
Harry Hobbes says
You might reconsider your personal risk in proximity to a poorly disciplined politically-correct army that has been indoctrinated to ignore the phrase following the second semicolon in the oath of enlistment.
Think: Third-World shithole enforcers; but here…
No doubt you have a point, but we can be even more brutal since we are fighting for principles.
Eric Newhill says
My family, generations of military service, including my children (son Army officer, WIA Afghanistan/100% disabled and daughter Naval intel attached to DIA). A colleague at work told me his teenage son is interested in joining the military (healthy red blooded American type). I told that my opinion is that he should discourage his son from doing that whatever it takes. The new woke military is a recipe for inadvertently engaging in a career limiting faux pas. And who wants to get wasted or mutilated for some fucked up neocon adventure that does nothing to further the interests or security of the country. It’s not even like the brass or politicians have a clue as to how win. All losing causes. Screw it. No one with a lick of sense and self-respect wants to be Biden’s n****r.
may i ask what do you mean by WIA 100% disabled ?
Wounded In Action
And 100%? Quadriplegic?
Usually anything that makes you unable to work at any level, sometimes severe PTSD can land a person as 100% disabled
Eric Newhill says
One of those missions to train Afghan Army on route clearance, etc. Paktika Province, not far from the Pakistan border. Head wound due to incoming rockets. Severe memory, thought, and impulse control issues as a first order result. FOB Boris took heavy incoming for over a month in June/July 2021. Incoming came from across the border in Pakistan. During that period of time, Americans were forbidden to send counter battery fires into Pakistan; forbidden by policy implemented by Sec. State Clinton and, I presume, approved by Obama. Stupid. We don’t fight to win; or even to do what is best for the troops.
Now they might want our sons and daughters (assuming we here are all too old to be personally involved) to be sacrificed for the Bidens’ corrupt money well and belligerent neocon policies. If the US was attacked, I’m sure we’d all saddle up and get in the fight regardless of age. But going half way around the world to join a fight that we started over some insane imperial strategy? Just say “no”. Maybe if everyone said “no”, they wouldn’t be able to fantasize about throwing our weight around and causing trouble.
Eric Newhill says
fat thumbed. Meant to write 2012, not 2021.
You are right Afghanistan was the most pointless war. Other than money to mic, ngo, the war actually set back things for Afghans. Complete betray of the autonomous freer Northern alliance. No one talk much about how they had successfully held of taliban and then after Biden the taliban armed with every us weapon, they just threw away 80bn in weapons to them, more than Ukraine got, crushed the northern alliance and destroyed the last refuge for Afghan women. The entire Sikh minority population was ethnically cleansed or is it religiously cleansed because America withdrew abruptly with nothing in place. 500,000 to zero population.
People forget in the 60’s Afghanistan had women in mini skirts and was never the extremist taliban women oppressing minoritary eliminating thug nation the west left. Government say oh it was always this way, they are reverttoto type.
This is not true. The taliban are the spawn of the mujahadeen that was the biggest recipient of US militant training and brain washing. They never naturally would be what they are.
Russia did take troops to Afghanistan, but at the invitation of its government, to prop it up. It left without total decimation and would likely have left earlier had America not got involved US and proxy war ensued. US had no such invite.
For me seeing what was left after Biden withdrawal was the last straw. friends had their heads and bodies messed up in that war. And for what.
If a hungry person steals food they can go to jail.
Yet the people starting these wars of choice have no consequences. The people lying about these wars have no consequences.
Nothing is more serious than war yet it’s like ok, let just invent one and go play and get rich, let’s not even count the other sides dead, just ours, let’s lie and cheat and send someone’s kids to die, but let’s never get held to any type of account.
People died, soldiers, civilians, the human spirit, yet this was not one big shithole war crime. These guys are all just dispensable.?
Sorry to hear that Eric.
Re your first post.
This seem to be the first steps toward reinstating military draft , as volunteer military already too expensive (manpower eat up large amount of the budget).
The covid issue is foolish considering firing those who refuse vaccine already trained personell , losing trained personel over mandatory vaccine is just strange way to stab yourself in the foot.
The woke issue is nonsense , made for press signalling that military open to such display of perversion and deviants in their ranks. Sure these might exists at the top ranks but anything below captain level will suffer blowback and negative reaction from their mates.
If anyone who support this acceptance and normalization of the sexual deviants and perverts in the military , check again the number of normal ppl and the deviants , what is the ratio ? one wil find the normal ppl outnumber the deviants enormously
so why jump all over the fence trying to put in sexual perverts as priority instead of the priority of the nation’s military ?
Low Voltage says
Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat.
So old Joe’s helping Zeus?
the aspect no one considers is this is intentional for money reasons not woke. the budget is limited as large as it is with little growth prospects in the future. the MIC makes money from building and selling supposedly cutting edge weaponry which is in fact over priced crap.
all the money NOT going to maintain living soldiers and their families can now be shoveled into the mic furnaces for burning.
“The Associated Press reports that the shortfall in new recruits is hurting the Army’s ability to field an effective combat force.”
If it hampers the death and destruction of US global hegemony, I’m not sure that’s such a bad thing.
We need to be able to defend ourselves, but that hasn’t been the primary purpose of our military since at least WW ll. Young men and women sign-up thinking they’re defending our country, but the US elites that deploy them seem to have other ideas.
It seems our defense needs are widely overestimated. Since the US has little in the way of actual defense. All the money and effort is spent on offense.
What little defense the country has is quite pathetic. The “Defense” Department couldn’t even defend their own headquarters from a handful of untrained half-wits on 9/11! And we think they can defend the country?
I think you’ll find that those “untrained half-wits” were high-ranking members of your own government, working in conjunction with Mossad.
even if that were so, most of the Pentagon was not in the loop and should have been prepared not matter who ran the attack.
Unfortunately, as our elites believe their own propaganda they are likely to find themselves in a situation with their backs against the wall, and then if the nukes fly, all the questions debated here matter for naught.
D.E. Murray says
Totally agree. What’s so bad about this?
Continuing the good news, Biden has cancer. Or Covid. Or something. Stay tuned.
Europe is not different from America…in Spain the acquaintances of mine who are in the army barely train and have overweight problems because of the junk food they are given, I have seen it with my own eyes.
Another problem that is hardly talked about is the theft of weapons from the barracks… where will they go?
Finally the inclusion, yes or yes, of homosexuals, transsexuals, etc. in the army.
(The current interior minister is a homosexual)
Spain was famous for the courage of its soldiers…it was.
The concept of defending America was last relevant in 1812.
We’ve not had a threat to our land since then, of course, the current invasion of undocumented foreigners doesn’t count….does it
Todays military is seen by many as their last hope to get free from their current environment, jobless, without goals, hampered by the disparity in socio-economic standing, school perhaps…but not likely. So why join….for a paycheck stupid, and retirement, if they can last ! However, having to engage in battle is the last thing they want. Oh yeah, there is a segment that want to fight, raise hell, overwhelm the local whore houses and kill…but they are few.
That leaves the only ones who have been indoctrinated in military history along with the Customs and Courtesies of this honored Corp. Who are they,
The “Ring Knockers” of course, graduates of the Academies!
Most who have achieved O-3 are reviewed by higher ups to see if they fit the profile of the system. If so, they are further groomed, if not…they are passed over for promotion, until the light goes on in the minds of the candidates, they resign commission or get thrown to the curb.
O-3 is Company grade officers, next stop is Field grade, they have to be subservient to the Borg to make it, thusly, politics for the rest of their career.
Austin and Milley are perfect examples.
Of four Sons, one wanted to be a Marine, like his Grandfather, right out of High School, I couldn’t change his mind, he made E-4 and did not reup. He now has dual MA’s in Math and Physics and working on his PhD. If you want to anger him, just shout out Semper Fi !!!
***MS Master Sciences, my goof
Eric Newhill says
Agree. Even an LOR in your file can keep you from getting past O3, in fact likely will. How easy will it be to get that LOR with all of the whiney wokies and special classes (can’t recall the actual term) and careerist enablers at the field grade and above.
Also I think the combat arms will be hit the hardest by low recruiting. The kind of personality that is willing to suffer the derivations and challenges of the infantry + be shot at and shoot back tends to be contrary to the wokies. You can’t win fights without the combat arms (despite fantasies about AI, drones, robots, etc)
The big question is why is this being done? Why are they getting rid of those unconvinced by the vaccine and mask mandates, and those with conservative views unlikely to mix with the woke mob? Is it to purge conservatives, possibly right-wing elements, “deplorables” and miscellaneous Trump supporters because the deep state fears a real insurrection?
Louis cypher says
Was not impressed with US Army before this latest fiasco. Russia should/ could push on and take the whole of Ukraine now even beyond.
Cynical Rex says
I want to offer a different view on this: I am Canadian, but from what I read in alternative news, it seems like there is a Christian Nationalist movement that supports Trump and has a strong presence in the military (mainly affecting recruits from Red States). Perhaps this purge of the military is a reflection of the fear Democrats have of that Christian Nationalist influence?
From what I am observing in the US, I would not be surprised in years to come if Red States (or Blue) begin defying an opposing federal govt, in a way that recognizes the split that exists in all parts of American society, including the military. If there are the beginnings of a civil war in the US, it is this move to tribalism: “wokism” on the left and some version of the Handmaid’s Tale on the right. I don’t think the Democrats are moving to any better future than the Republicans, they are just better at hiding their attacks on the common good, for example the strong collusion between Silicon Valley and the Democratic party.
How long will the idea of a “United” States and an American Dream be believed in?
Eric Newhill says
The Trump supporting types are more concentrated in combat arms. Those are the ones that actually kill the enemy and get killed. The roughest job by far. They are also the ones the despise the wokies. The wokies are the least likely to be in – or succeed at – combat arms. If you drive out the Trump supporter types, you no longer have a fighting force. Lots of support troops, but no one to support.
The wokies are the freaks, the revolutionaries. They despise the American dream and are doing all they can to destroy it. The Trump types are merely what used to be normal America. States have already defied the federal government. It started with the “sanctuary” cities, which defied federal immigration law. Now those people run the federal government. Watch as red states defy whatever federal edicts come down on the type of guns that the wokies fear. How will the federal govt react to that defiance? Will they do something to escalate the situation? My guess is they will. The fight for freedom isn’t in Ukraine. It’s right here at home. We won’t have an America in a few years if nothing is done. We will go down the tubes – as will your country under asshats like Trudeau – just like Venezuela did. The destruction has already begun.
Eric, first off my prayers are with your son a the thousands like him. I’ve seen these guys first hand while in military hospitals. I was lucky, an old guy with heart trouble, but I had all my limbs and could walk.
Since the Bush Iraq War of 2003 I’ve told the young to stay out, and have said the same to my own family. I know of nothing worth getting killed or wounded for in the ME and now UKR. The neocons can fight their own wars.
You are spot on re combat arms guys. My sailors during a 20 yr stint in the Navy were overwhelmingly from fly over USA, joining to get away from the family ranch, farm or coal mine. No Ivy Leaguers, officers all State U or USNA.
The meritocracy is gone, over promoted protected class types will be supported by passed over guys stuck in difficult, thankless jobs with no hope of advancement. Better to get out than suck that up (I speak from experience).
Unmentioned is that the trannies will be undeployable because of the constant medication requirements. Pregnant women also have to be sent home, and work shifted to others.
I tell the young to walk away. Away from the culture, the institutions esp the military, legal and education systems. Work no harder than the office/company average. Stuff that good idea under your hat.
The elite clearly despise much of the population. Okay, I’m deplorable; go fight your own wars, pay your own city’s bills, and otherwise bugger off!
Tablet limitations cause me to avoid long posts.
The elites don’t surprise me. While in university I worked with a hard core SDS New York commie. He passionately loathed the middle class, their crime having left the city.
I have no reason to believe this was an uncommon SDS attitude.
I question the perceived value of military service to employers these days. I suspect formal certification from school trumps hands on military experience if there is any chance of protected class objection. The infantry guys often end up being cops in my area (a thankless, dangerous and otherwise very risky job); I was a ship driver; no call for them in the wider civilian world. Years ago others like me would have been brought into manufacturing supervision, but the plants are gone.
Full disclosure: I did go back to sea, because I couldn’t get any other paying job after my manufacturing job ran out. But it took a fair amount of inside knowledge and more than a little luck.
Eric Newhill says
Thanks, Claudius. It pains me to take that position that we have both stated re; service, almost feels like blasphemy, but it is what it is and it doesn’t help to ignore the reality. Ignoring only aids and abets the bastards and hurts the best of the new generation and hope for the future of the country.
James Owen says
“Are Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley actually secret agents of Russia or China?”
No. They’re just arrogant and stupid, with a heavy dose of false pride and vanity. And a certificate of incompetence, from some (in)famous diploma mill, that was formerly a real University, in better and more learned times.