Retired Army Major General Joe Arbuckle explains that diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are undermining the military’s ability to first deter war and failing that, to fight and win our Nation’s wars. May 16, 2023 over one-hundred sixty retired Generals and Admirals sent a letter to Congress requesting the removal of diversity, equity and inclusion funding from the Department of Defense. The US military upholds the value of equality but distinguishes itself from equity, which implies ensuring equal outcomes. This concept runs counter to the fundamental principles of the American ideology. The concern is that the military is experiencing an infiltration of cultural Marxism, which places significant emphasis on identities and group associations, thereby erasing individual accomplishments. Flag Officers for America has taken a stand by sending a letter to Congress, urging against the allocation of funds towards military programs that advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and similar initiatives. Listen to the full interview in the full interview.
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